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Community Development Corporation

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The mission of the Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation (FDCDC) is to advance the social and economic well-being of low and moderate income individuals and families in and around Jacksonville, Texas.

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Black History Month was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today.

Among the notable figures often spotlighted during Black History Month are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equal rights for Blacks during the 1950s and ’60s; Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1967; Mae Jemison, who became the first female African-American astronaut to travel to space in 1992; and Barack Obama, who was elected the first-ever African-American president of the United States in 2008.

Since the first Negro History Week in 1926, other countries have joined the United States in celebrating Black people and their contribution to history and culture, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Today Black History Month continues the discussion of Black people and their contributions through activities such as museum exhibits and film screenings, and by encouraging the study of achievements by African Americans year-round.

Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month.

This February we salute local Black churches, Black nonprofits, and Black businesses in Jacksonville, Texas. 



Non-Profit Organization Mission Statement

To Give young ladies and young men the hope, inspiration, and the desire to become a better them by unlocking their dreams, empowering Knowledge, wisdom, and growth.

For more information please contact: Michall Williams [email protected] 903-393-4288

Lincoln Park revitalization plans  becoming reality

                                  By Michelle Dillon Staff Writer Jacksonville Progress
                                                             February 2, 2024

January 2024 Jacksonville, TX City Council Minute

                     SAVE THE DATE!


Don't miss out on the most anticipated event of the year! Our annual Awards Banquet is just around the corner, and we can't wait to celebrate with you.

Join us for an evening of recognition, celebration, and fun as we honor the outstanding achievements of our community volunteers. From delicious food to exciting entertainment, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM sharp.

Tickets will not be sold at the door.


March 9, 2024

The Legacy Entertainment Venue

Jacksonville, Tx.

June 8, 2024

Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant

Jacksonville, Texas

3 Phase Development of the Lincoln Park area presented by FDCDC Board of Trustee, Dr. Kenya I. Sekoni Etim  


Phase 1: Renovate the park
Phase 2: Create a community garden
Phase 3: Build a community center

FDCDC is teaming up with other community leaders interested in improving District 1- the Lincoln Park neighborhood to start Phase 1.


Safer: better lighting, neighborhood watch, better equipment.

Smarter: An intentional playground
helps children develop emotionally and intellectually.

Healthier: Improve balance, strength, mobility of seniors and kids. 

Our Fred Douglass Family includes a fine group of people operating as a team with the common objective of keeping the Fred Douglass dream alive and improving the community. All of us play an important part in making this happen. I am pleased and honored to be part of the Fred Douglass Family, and I am looking forward to all of us working on this important community project together.


Willie J. Howard 


FDCDC has a fundamental belief that poverty cycles can be broken by education, hard work and opportunity. We envision young boys and girls in Jacksonville growing up with dreams of becoming confident and successful citizens in their community. Our belief is if they are given the proper tools, resources and guidance they are more likely to fulfill their destiny.

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FDCDC – Continuing the Legacy of Service

Please be reminded that the FDCDC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Thank you in advance for your contribution and God Bless you and your family!


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