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Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story (2020)

An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs - the controversial Black driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier in the storied history of the Indy 500.

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Credited cast:
Chase Austin Chase Austin ... Himself
Doug Boles Doug Boles ... Himself
Ian Brown Ian Brown ... Himself
Donald Davidson Donald Davidson ... Himself
Bernie Ecclestone Bernie Ecclestone ... Himself
David Hobbs David Hobbs ... Himself
Pat McFall Pat McFall ... Himself
Chris Miles Chris Miles ... Himself
Paul Newman ... Himself (archive footage)
Marshall Pruett Marshall Pruett ... Himself
Geraldine Ribbs Geraldine Ribbs ... Herself
Phillip Ribbs Phillip Ribbs ... Himself
Willy T. Ribbs Willy T. Ribbs ... Himself
Paul Riley Paul Riley ... Himself
Al Unser Jr. Al Unser Jr. ... Himself
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An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs - the controversial Black driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier in the storied history of the Indy 500.

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The only color barrier I was interested in breaking was the checkered flag.

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English

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7 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Inspirational and Motivating
13 February 2020 | by aboriginalelSee all my reviews

I knew of some of his accomplishments but never knew the backstory. Mr. Ribbs along with others during this time raised the level of consciousness in America concerning race issues and how he never played the victim but looked at his struggles as hurdles rather than brick walls. Lewis Hamilton is standing on one of his shoulders.


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