Jackson - Flonzie Brown-Wright

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Jackson Division recipient Flonzie Brown-Wright with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Jackson Division honors Flonzie Brown-Wright for her more than 53 years of civil rights advocacy. At the request of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she helped house and feed more than 3,000 civil rights marchers on the walk from Memphis to Jackson, and, in 1968, became the first African-American woman to hold public office in Mississippi since Reconstruction. During her tenure, Ms. Brown-Wright appointed and trained poll workers, implemented a jury selection system, and certified petitions for people to qualify for public office.

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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