The Black Syracuse Project

Richard Breland Exhibit Reception

In Events on February 4, 2011 at 1:00 am

Richard and friend

Richard Breland, pictured on the right, is a long time resident of Syracuse.  Between January 27th and March 4th, about fifty selected photographs from his personal collection are on display in the Panasci Lounge of the Schine Student Center of Syracuse University.  Mr. Breland’s photographs spans eight decades and document his life, from growing up in the 15th Ward of Syracuse to years in the service during the Korean War to settling back down in Syracuse, working for General Electric and staying active in the community.

  1. This is important history! I have a brother and sister who have lived in Syracuse over a half cenrty. My brother is a blues singer there Willie “taters” Mavins. his band is called “Quick Change” I spoke with him last evening about sharing about his life in Syracuse.He left Orangeburg,South Carolina at the age of sixteen and lived in Syracuse ever since. We are a family of thirteen children we are bless twelve of us are alive today! Our brother who passed away in1998 lived in Syracuse as well for more than thirty years. I would truly like to share with you about our lives as connected to Syracuse,New York You may email me for more info. Some of my papers are at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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