New Brunswick Black History Society

Clifford Nick Skinner

Clifford “Nick” Skinner, Chris Skinner’s father, was a track star from the 1920s through to the 1940s who was known as “The Colored Flash” Nick achieved many athletic successes, including nearly beating Charles Gorman in a foot race. In 1922 his team was declared the intermediate champions of New Brunswick. Later, Nick would be a founder of P.R.O.B.E. (Provincial Resources of Black Energy), and would later be involved in P.R.U.D.E. ‘s foundation.