Frank Figgers is a graduate of Tougaloo College, a member of the class of 1971. While at Tougaloo he worked with the Jackson Human Rights Project, founded by Howard Spencer, a SNCC field organizer and former civil rights worker. One of the best known initiatives of JHRP was the Georgetown Liberation School which later came to be known as the "Black and Proud Liberation School" and finally known as the "Black and Proud Elementary School." While working with the Jackson Human Rights Project, Figgers met, worked with and developed relationships with other former Civil Rights workers such as (Donald Jackson) Mohamed Kenyatta, Robert Lee Green, Jimmy Travis, Hollis Watkins, Curtis Muhammed, Euvester Simpson, Jessie Harris, Dr. L.C. Dorsey, McArthur Cotton, Jessie Morris, (Willie) Wazir Peacock, and many others. He currently serves on the board for the Young People Project (YYP) of Jackson, Mississippi since 1998 and also as vice chairman of the board of directors of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (VMCRM).
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