TOPICS & TIMES
- Growing up in Chicago in the 1940s (3:52)
- College at Clark (12:51)
- Serving in the army, learning about skiing (15:34)
- Ski Club meeting in Chicago (20:28)
- 1st time you went skiing (23:05)
- The long coats of “The Gang” (32:24)
- When did you start thinking about creating a national organization (37:16)
- Black Summit (39:39)
- NBS’ Olympic Scholarship Fund (46:24)
• Website: National Brotherhood of Skiers
• Film: Brotherhood of Skiing
• Application: NBS Olympic Scholarship Fund
Our guest today is the co-founder of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, Art Clay, and he and his NBS co-founder, Ben Finley, are the first African Americans to be inducted into the US Ski-Snowboard Hall of Fame.
I sat down with Art at his home in Chicago to talk about growing up in Chicago in the 1940s; his first time skiing; the idea to start the National Brotherhood of Skiers; cutie pies; the Black Summit; and more.