Our Board

Franklinton Center at Bricks is a Social Justice Conference and Retreat Center located on the site of a former slave plantation. In 1895, this place of oppression was transformed into one of the first accredited schools for African Americans in Eastern North Carolina.

The FCAB’s mission is to promote social justice by empowering people through training, education, community development, and direct action. FCAB supports educational, cultural, environmental, nutritional, health-related, recreational, economic development, and leadership development activities to improve the quality of life for area residents.

Franklinton Center at Bricks is located in Edgecombe and Nash Counties and borders Halifax County.


  • Executive Committee Members:
    • Board Chair: Mrs. Dale Bonds
    • Vice Chair: Rev. Dr. Darek McCullers
    • Treasurer: Mrs. Susan Perry Cole
    • Secretary: Rev. Barbara Sutton
    • Council of Elders Representative: Rev. Dr. Yvonne V. Delk


  • Executive Director of FCAB:
    • Mrs. Vivian Lucas


  •  Members:
    • Ms. Nicole Brown
    • Mr. Enrico (Rick) Copeland
    • Rev. Dr. Edward Davis
    • Rev. Dr. Bentley DeBardeladen
    • Mr. Vincent Francis
    • Rev. Dr. Altonnette (Toni) Hawkins
    • Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
    • Rev. Tamara Moreland
    • Ms. Denise Perry
    • Rev. Dr. Henry Simmons