Atlanta - Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Atlanta Division recipient Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Atlanta Division honors Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a trailblazer and activist of the civil rights movement. He is a minister, educator, lecturer, and one of the foremost experts on the strategy of nonviolent social change. Dr. LaFayette co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 and is the national program administrator and chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, headquartered in Atlanta.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character," said Director Comey. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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2016 DCLA Winners


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