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Arthur Stinson, 2007 April 23

Identifier: OH-ST0559

Scope and Contents

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).


  • Creation: 2007 April 23

Conditions Governing Access

3 of the 57 interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository.

Biographical Note

Arthur Stinson was a 76-year-old at the time of interview, which took place at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Lancaster, South Carolina in 1931. He graduated from Carver College with an associate degree and held a management position at the Frito Lay Snack Company.


53 Minutes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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