PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – A dedication ceremony to honor late civil rights activist Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. will take place at the Little River Post Office on February 22nd.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and U.S. Postal Service Area Vice President Jo Ann Feindt will be in attendance at the event.READ MORE: Mural Honoring Gloria & Emilio Estefan Unveiled In Little Havana
The public is invited to attend ceremony in where a plaque honoring McCrary will be installed in the Post Office lobby.READ MORE: Doctors Working To Get Out Word On How Americans Can Protect Themselves Against Diabetes
McCray was born in 1937 in Blitchton, Florida and later went on to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he was a civil rights activist, organizing sit-ins in Tallahassee.
He was an American lawyer in Florida and served as Secretary of State of Florida, becoming the first African American member of the Florida Cabinet since the end of Reconstruction. He was also Florida’s first assistant Attorney General.MORE NEWS: Florida Gets $4 Billion Bump in Estimated Tax Dollars
McCray was very active in the community in the 1980s and 1990s.