Motocross Action Magazine online has this wonderful tribute to Luther Jefferson, the father of Andy Jefferson, who is "...the first black motocross racer to crack the color barrier in motocross by making making main events in the AMA Supercross series." Here is the headline and first paragraph:
THE AMERICAN HERO FATHER OF MOTOCROSS HERO ANDY JEFFERSON PASSES AWAY
The Tuskeegee Airmen in 1943.
The passing of a father is always painful for the family and MXA
wants to take the time to acknowledge the passing of Husqvarna North
America's Andy Jefferson’s father Luther Jefferson this past week. As
most motocross fans know, Andy Jefferson was the first black motocross
racer to crack the color barrier in motocross by making making main
events in the AMA Supercross series. Andy raced for Mitch Payton's Pro
Circuit team and his exploits are well known. But, what few people in
motocross know is that Andy’s father also broke the color barrier 69
years ago as a member of the fabled Tuskeegee Airmen.
Read the rest of the article here.
My condolences to the Jefferson family.