February 2, 2021 * Sauce Sight Blog
Building

My Uncle Porterfield Wilson

Portfield Wilson My uncle Porterfield Wilson built one of Michigan's first & largest Black-owned car dealerships in America.  When the General Motors dealership program became available for Blacks, Porterfield was one of the first to take advantage of the opportunity.  So, in 1970, he was recognized as the first Black-owned Pontiac dealership in the Midwest when he was awarded his 1st dealership.  He moved his Pontiac Dealership to Livernois in 1978 and then he added the Mazda and Honda dealership on the next block over in 1979. He also put a used car dealership across the street.  So, to understand...