Paul Robeson, “Voice of the People.”

pRPAC Board of Directors 2021

PRPAC is re-organizing and re-energizing…and we want YOU to join us. Consider becoming a member of the board, a volunteer, a donor, a contributing artist or technician

Charles Anderson, Interim Chair


- 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc. - Health and Wellness Committee Chair

- Pan African Community of Central New York - President

- Pan African Congress North American Delegation - Member

- United States Peace Corps - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

- Rainbow PUSH Coalition - Co-President

- Syracuse Common Council 4th District Councilor

- Syracuse City School District Attendance Teacher

- Urban League of Onondaga County Education Director

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
"Isaiah 40:31

George Bain, Treasurer


- Freelancer Writer and Editor.

- Syracuse Stage.

- Meals on Wheels of Syracuse.

- Friends of the Onondaga Free Library.

- Plymouth Congregational Church Trustees.

  - Syracuse Herald-Journal and The Post-Standard, former editor.

“Goodness without knowledge is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous, and that both united form the noblest character."

Mary Anne Doherty,

PRPAC Board Member


- Mom of Twins.

- Syracuse University Music Theatre Graduate.

- Former Community Theatre Performer, Current Community Theatre Supporter.

- Supervising Judge of Syracuse City Court.

- Proponent for Change, Diversity and Inclusion in All Walks of Life.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  - Maya Angelou.

Karin Franklin-King

PRPAC Board Member, Co-Secretary & Facilitator


- Native New Yorker/Brooklyn.

- Married a King.

- TV/Radio Producer & Broadcaster… “Open Line” & “Teen Talk."

- Broadcast Journalism Professor.

- Consultant.

- Actress/Singer, Motivational Speaker.

- Cornell, SUNY Oswego, Onondaga Community College Alum.

“Let your light shine and Always give back!"

Melody Holmes

PRPAC Board Member


- Native Syracusan.

- HBCU Graduate.

- State Health and Community Advocate.

- Youth Mentor.

- Avid Reader, Beloved Sister and Aunt.

- Grounded in Inclusion.

“Every good day is a choice, and I choose nothing but good days!"

Evelyn Williams

PRPAC Board Member, Co-Secretary


- Bethany Baptist Church.

- Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc.


- Onondaga Votes.

- Retired Teachers Council.

- Silhouettes, Auxillary of Kappa Alpha Psi.

- CNY Poor People's Campaign.

- ASRS - Advanced Students Resources Systems.

"I am not lucky, I am blessed!!"