Fire Department Captain: Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles Jr.
and Private School Director...
Unknown to many, Black History is constantly being reshaped by new heroes & modern civil rights leaders; like: Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr., who is a Church Pastor, School Principal/Teacher, and a Firefighter ...
In 2011, he made history as the first African-American Fire Captain of the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department..
Beckles Family Legacy of EDUCATORS & COMMUNITY LEADERS
Bishop Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr., and Mrs. Adrian Felicia Beckles (Parents)
THEIR CHILDREN: Christian Alexander Green Beckles (Son) 10/23/02, Dayshia Jan'ee Beckles (Daughter) 6/16/09, Aleiyah Rosetrice Beckles (Daughter) 8/2/10, Jaylen Michael Victor Beckles (Son) 2/9/12, and Miracle Victoria Alese Beckles (Newborn Daughter) 12/19/13 .
Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr., went on to set up another branch of the Academy (The Children's Christian Center a.k.a. the AUGUSTA ACADEMY), in Augusta, GA. The Children's Christian Center, started out as a renown daycare (Meanwhile becoming an successful paid Firefighter, he'd already served 14 years as a Volunteer Firefighter), along with the help of his loving wife, and Dr. Beckles, Jr.'s Son: Christian Beckles, they established a new Academy which grew into another successful Private School, and later a accredited College, and Church Ministry (re-named Beckles Academy), where they are continuing the Legacy of Mr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Sr.(the Father of Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr.), who is the most notable, and respected Black History Maker, and Civil Rights Icon in ALL OF SOUTH CAROLINA!!!