F.D. Reese

City of Selma Honors Legacy of Hometown Hero FD Reese

The city of Selma honors the life and impact — of native son — Dr. Frederick Douglas Reese. Reese was a key figure in the struggle for voting rights in Selma. March 21st has been designated — Dr. Frederick D. Reese Day — in the city. A program honoring Reese — was held at Selma High School Monday afternoon. Followed…

City of Selma to Honor Life of Dr. Frederick D. Reese

The City of Selma plans to honor the memory of civil rights leader Dr. Frederick D. Reese with several events on Monday, March 15. The Selma City Council has declared March 21 as F.D. Reese Day each year. Reese, who is a member of the historic “Courageous Eight” civil rights leaders, is credited with writing the letter to the Southern…

ASU Honors Civil Rights Legend Rev. F.D. Reese

A living legend in the civil rights movement was honored at Alabama State University. The Reverend F.D. Reese had a magnolia tree planted in his honor on campus. Reese graduated ASU in 1951 and then quickly became a foot solider in the fight for voting rights in the 1950’s. As president of the The Dallas County Voters League,  Reese endured years…