In this segment of the interview Gene talks about his upbringing in West New York, NJ and what led him to Villanova.
Arthur talks about the challenges he faced during the transition from high school student-athlete to collegiate student-athlete.
In this portion of the interview Arthur describes the friendships he had with his teammates and with fellow black students at Villanova. Arthur also discusses how his approach to college changed during his junior year when faced with his father's health situation.
Arthur describes the racism he encountered on several trips to the South, including Virginia Tech and West Virginia, with the Villanova football team.
In these two excerpts from the interview Arthur describes the tensions between Villanova football players and the coaching staff which marked his senior year. Arthur was named the first African American football captain during his senior year and here he describes the difficulty he had in managing the relationship between players and coaches and among the team itself.
Arthur candidly discusses his personal struggles during his senior year. Besides the football team's disappointing end to the season which hampered Arthur's chances for the NFL, Arthur was dealing with family health issues and faced the Vietnam War draft.
Arthur shares his thoughts on being a black student on a predominantly white campus in the late 1960s. Arthur describes how his strong sense of self led him to choose a unique path for black student in the midst of the Black Power movement.
In the second segment, Arthur describes some of the white student reaction to the Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, where Villanova students Larry James and Erv Hall medaled.
Arthur discusses the social life on campus particularly as it relates to interracial dating. Arthur describes the negative feedback he received from white and black students alike while he was dating a white student.
In this segment of the interview Arthur fondly recalls his experiences with the Augustinians at Villanova. Arthur's most signficant mentor was Dean Alvin Clay of the College of Commerce and Finance who had passed away only weeks prior to the interview.
In these two segments, Arthur discusses his career in business following his time in the Army Reserves. Arthur had a successful career in finance, management and international business at various corporations prior to the establishment of his own business.
In the second excerpt, Arthur discusses the challenges of operating your own business..
In the conclusion to the interview, Arthur summarizes his experiences at Villanova while providing some advice for college students today.