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A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Danny McKenzie


For more than fifty years, Jack Reed, Sr. (b. 1924) has been a voice of reason in Mississippi—speaking from his platform as a prominent businessman and taking leadership roles in education, race relations, economic and community development, and even church governance. Hardly one to follow the status quo, he always delivered his speeches with a large dose of good cheer. Reed’s audiences, though, did not always reciprocate, especially in his early years, when he spoke out on behalf of public education and racial equality. Reed’s willingness to participate in civic affairs and his oratorical ski ... More

Keywords: Mississippi, race relations, community development, church governance, public education, racial equality, Governor William Winter, Republican, Jack Reed, businessman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604731309
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danny McKenzie, author