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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson honors late civil rights activist at post office dedication ceremony

Congresswoman Wilson was joined by Mr. McCrary’s family nad friends, postal officials including Area Vic President Jo Ann Feindt, and elected officials

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson honors late civil rights activist at post office dedication ceremony

From Gwen Belton

      MIAMI, FL — Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) honored the late civil rights activist Jesse J. McCrary, Jr., at a Congressional dedication and naming ceremony, Feb. 2, 2013 at the Little River Post Office, 140 NE 84 St., Miami, Fla.

     Congresswoman Wilson was joined by Mr. McCrary’s family and friends, postal officials including Area Vice President Jo Ann Feindt, and elected officials. A plaque inscribed with Mr. McCrary’s name will be installed in the lobby of the Little River Post Office.

     The late civil rights activist and lawyer was a man of many firsts in the state of Florida. Mr. McCrary was the first African-American Florida Cabinet Member since Reconstruction when he was appointed Florida’s 19th Secretary of State. He was also the state’s first African-American Assistant Attorney General. His list of accomplishments and awards are numerous.

     “Mr. Jesse J. McCrary, Jr., was a visionary, a leader, a man of great conviction, who fought for what was just and right. He leaves a legacy of serve, sacrifice, dedication to his community, his state and his country. I am honored to pay tribute this is extraordinary man, who is truly worthy of praise and Congressional recognition.”

 

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