For Charles David Brooks III (Harlem, NY), his early years were shared between New York and South Carolina during World War II. From that time, the wisdom and stories that he heard from his ancestral mothers still exist. His life has featured many scenarios in the performing arts, but those words and messages shared by his beloved ones are intact and continue to inspire him.
- Knickerbockers Suit
- See Striking Photos of Harlem Street Life in the 1930s by Eliza Berman, Time-Life Magazine, New York, NY, 2016.
- Butler School, Hartsville, SC
- Claflin University, South Carolina
- The Ancient Kemetic Roots of Library and Information Science by IM Zulu, UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, Los. Angeles, CA, 1993.