National Council of Negro Women Black History Luncheon

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc, (NCNW) Syracuse Section presented A Black History Luncheon honoring the legacy of prominent African Americans from the past, present and future. The program consisted of individuals portraying prominent history makers through readings and singing.

The NCNW was founded by Mary McLeod Bethune in 1935. The Past President Emeritus was the late Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, Ingrid Sanders Jones, National Chairperson, Janice Matis, National Executive Director.  The event was held at Bethany Baptist Church in Syracuse, Rev. Phil Turner, Pastor. The theme was “A Time to Remember-A Time to honor”. Eloise Leflore is the local President and Mary Lockett is the New York State Convener.

Mary McLeod Bethune

One of the highlights of the Luncheon was the “Trailblazer Awards” recognizing some of the leaders who have been in the fore- front making outstanding contributions in their specific field. Future Trailblazers of Tomorrow (Youth) were also recognized (T-Kara Reese, Tyrus Handy, Brianna Burton, Malik Robinson, Tameron Shaw, Asia Walker and Jermaine Trotter).

Trailblazers who received Plaques and Recognition Awards were presented to
Pastor Nebraski Carter, Dr. Bruce Simmons, Dr. Joan Hillsman, and Pastor Phil Turner.  For membership information, contact Essie Dorsey, Membership Chair. Joan Hillsman’s Music Network, Inc.