Ms. Dorothy Shipman grew up in the Brooklyn community and was originally a member of The House of Prayer Church. She joined Friendship Baptist Church in 1946 after she was married. Sister Shipman was very soft-spoken during the group interview but made a definite statement from the start. She recounted, “When you’re talking about Brooklyn, you are really talking about a section that was made up of the ‘have’ and the ‘have nots’.” She related stories of her father working for the theatre and re-selling day-old popcorn at the Lincoln theatre. Sister Shipman was active in the women’s choir and tells of how her husband was active at Friendship as well. Ms. Shipman participated in a small group interview with other members of Friendship Baptist Church.
Ms. Dorothy Shipman is included in the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Interview