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 foundations' work. Ultimately, the foundation seeks to raise awareness of critical issues facing the community through culturally relevant education services and scholarship opportunities.
Alan Reese, CEO
Our services and programs are designed to support students and juveniles to enhance their academic and social skills to be better citizens.
The Late F. D. Reese known as a member of Selma's "Courageous Eight"
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, Coretta King, and Rev. Dr. F. D. Reese led the final day march from Selma to Montgomery 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.