I never expected to discover that a grandfather I almost didn’t search for, was a renowned 20th century Black taxidermy professional! My grandfather, Sinclair Clark, (1902-1999) was highly respected in the taxidermy industry for his expertise at tanning large mammal skins for maximum pliability and longevity. Tanning is the process of treating animal skins and hides for display and preservation; from the late 1920s onward, his services were in great demand by prestigious museums, collectors, and taxidermists all over the United States. His work is in the American Museum of Natural History in New York; the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; and many others. The National Taxidermists Association issues an annual memorial award in his name for excellence in taxidermy. Let his name be familiar!