Arthur Stinson oral history interview, 2007 April 23
Arthur L. Stinson recounts his experiences growing up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward. He discusses schools and businesses in Brooklyn, working as a teenager in the coal yard and wood yard, and the importance of the family unit in the Brooklyn community. He describes the emphasis on entrepreneurship that he experienced in Brooklyn during his youth at Second Ward High School and the United House of Prayer for All People, and describes Bishop Daddy Grace's role in shaping future entrepreneurs. Mr. Stinson also recalls his active participation in the Charlotte chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).