Plaque at Little River Post Office to honor Miami civil rights activist


A dedication ceremony to honor late civil rights activist Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. will take place Friday at the Little River Post Office..

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and Area Vice President Jo Ann Feindt will be in attendance at the 2 p.m. event at the post office at the branch at 140 NE 84th St.

The public is invited to attend ceremony where a plaque honoring McCrary will be installed in the Post Office lobby.

McCray was born in 1937 in Blitchton, Florida, the son of a Baptist preacher. He eventually went on to attend FAMU, where he was a civil rights activist, organizing sit-ins in Tallahassee before graduating with a law degree.

He became the first African-American member of the Florida Cabinet since the end of Reconstruction. He was also Florida’s first assistant Attorney General.

He returned to private practice in 1979 and was active in the community in the 1980s and 1990s.

McCrary died in 2007.

Read more Miami-Dade stories from the Miami Herald

  • Miami Herald town hall focuses on protecting children

    A month after it began publishing the Innocents Lost series of investigative articles, the Miami Herald on Thursday is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss Florida’s failure to protect kids — and what might be done about it.

  • Strip club ‘armed guard’ recovering after head-bashing with concrete stand

    An argument at a South Miami-Dade strip club turned violent — landing the club bouncer in the hospital and sparking a search for the unknown assailant.

  • Unexpected revenues help Jackson Health System

    An unexpected bump in Miami-Dade sales tax receipts, and a one-time capital reimbursement from a prior year’s bond program helped even out a rocky financial month for Jackson Health System, which experiencd lower-than-projected patient admissions and slight increases in labor and other costs in March, according to executives at the public hospital network.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category