Mansion Membership Program: Black History Month

February 10, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation
930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Barnes Foundation

The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation presents

The Lesser-Told Story

A history of the African-American experience in Syracuse as told by a panel of distinguished urban leaders.

The panel will lead a discussion about the business, social and economic evolution of Syracuse, starting from the time that George Barnes and his associates were active in the Abolitionist Movement.  Refreshments including a food sampling with a distinctly Southern flair will be served after the panel discussion.

Panel Members:

  • John Betsey: Former personnel assistant with Carrier Corporation and retired Syracuse City School educator.
  • Linton Betsey:  Former consultant to the N.Y. department of Labor and business owner in the 15th Ward
  • Robert Betsey:  Educator in the Syracuse City School District.
  • Manny Breland:  Former S.U. basketball star, retired Syracuse City School administrator and consultant to the mayors office and the Syracuse police department.
  • Clarence Dunham: Former County Legislator and retired AT&T employee.
  • Theardis Martino:  President/CEO of Matawon Development Group, Inc., committed to working with women- and minority-owned business enterprises.
  • Marshall Nelson:  Recipient of The King’s College Alumni Award for outstand academic Achievement and retired Niagara Mohawk executive.
 This is the second in a series of three Mansion Membership Programs.  Our next one is coming up in April.