Baynard Dinkins

Baynard Dinkins migrated to Detroit from Orlando as an eighteen year old looking for work.  And work is exactly what he found.  Finding his way, Baynard spent some time at three separate car washes throughout the City.  He was then employed by Sears and Roebuck and Pepsi Cola for a short while, but Baynard finally settled in and worked his way up at Fitzsimmons over on Outer Drive.  From sweeping the floor to driving a hi-lo, he experienced gradual promotions, eventually becoming the first black supervisor.  Baynard humbly conveys a sense of pride both in his work ethic and in his accomplishments.  Because for years, this type of tenacity coupled with elbow grease has helped move the Motor City.