The Legacy of Frederick Douglas Reese

Nov 28, 1929 – Apr 5, 2018 

"How can you teach and teach citizenship, and you're not a first-class citizen yourself?" F.D.Reese


The F. D. Reese Foundation aims to honor Dr. Frederick Douglas Reese’s legacy through practical education methods to make a global impact on humanity. The foundation strives to address the disenfranchisement of students in some of the nation’s underserved and impoverished communities to build universal leaders. 

The spirit of F. D. Reese will engender a level of respectability, self-pride, and morality within the lives of all who are impacted by the foundation’s work. Ultimately, the foundation seeks to raise awareness of critical issues facing the community through culturally relevant education services and scholarship opportunities. 

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, Coretta King, lead off the final day for the Selma to Montgomery march on March 25, 1965. Thousands of civil rights marchers joined in the walk, which began in Selma on March 21, demanding voter registration rights for blacks. The Rev. F.D. Reese, of Selma, is at right. 


Credits:  Alvin Benn, Columnist  Photo AP

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If you would like to extend your support to the Frederick D. Reese Foundation, to make a lasting impact on the future of education within impoverished communities, you may choose from several gift arrangements. 



Rev. Frederick D. Reese "Stand"

Teachers in Selma March for the Right to Vote

In this segment of Marching into History, Rev. F.D. Reese recalls the march of Selma teachers in January 1965. Reese, then president of the Selma City Teachers' Association, led the march to the county courthouse to protest the lack of voting rights for African Americans.


Credits: Deonya Fields

Published on May 30, 2009 


1 John 4:6

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

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Historic Tour


A guide to history, tours, events, and attractions in Selma, Alabama, the place  where Bloody Sunday occurred on March 7, 1965.   

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F D Reese Biography

You will find resources to help you effectively improve literacy skills for your children.

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Learn about the late Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglas Reese's passion for education.  We hope you will support the mission and make an effort to volunteer your time.

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