More about Rev. Walter C. Hart, who arrived in Wilson in 1945 as the Negro field executive of the Eastern Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts.
Rocky Mount Telegram, 5 October 1945.
Wilson Daily Times, 16 August 1946.
- W.C. Hart — Atlanta, Georgia, native Walter Calvin Hart was a Lutheran minister as well as Negro Boy Scout executive.
- C.W. Foster — Carter W. Foster, a county extension agent.
- H.M. Fitts — Howard M. Fitts Sr., a school principal.
- Dr. G.K. Butterfield — George K. Butterfield Sr., a dentist.
- Hartford Best — Hartford E. Bess, a department store porter and choral director.
- J.M. Miller Jr. — John M. Miller Jr., a school principal.
- O.J. Hawkins — Obra J. Hawkins, a Presbyterian minister.
- Dr. B.O. Barnes — Boisey O. Barnes Sr., a physician.
- W.N. Bethel — Wilton N. Bethel, an insurance agent.
- Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church
- Calvary Presbyterian Church
- Saint John A.M.E. Zion Church
- First Baptist Church
- Rocky Branch Christian Church
- Frederick Douglass High School
Wilson Daily Times, 5 May 1949.
- Mrs. W.C. Hart — Spartanburg, South Carolina native Sophia Shelton Hart was a teacher.
- Mrs. B.O. Barnes — Flossie Howard Barnes.
- The Girl Scouts — Mildred Mincey, Cleo Taylor, Louise Holiday, Joyce Walker, Joan Wright, Thelma Weaver, Betty Mincey, Bella Mildred Gilchrist, Barbara Hodges, Brownie Moore, Ruth Hart, Helen Barnes, Hattie M. Henderson, Marjorie Taylor, Clara Cannon, Selma Brown, Vilma Dew, Jean Wynn, Myrtle Lynch, Mary Morris, Barbara Hodges, Evangeline Reid, Barbara Jones.
Sophia and Walter C. Hart, early 1930s.
Hill’s Wilson, N.C., City Directory (1947-1948).
Photograph courtesy of grandson Keith M. Harris.
In the absence of a public library that would admit African-American patrons, the Boy Scout troop affiliated with Calvary Presbyterian Church opened a reading room two days a week at the church.
Wilson Daily Times, 17 June 1933.