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Author McKenzie, Danny.

Title A time to speak : speeches by Jack Reed / Danny McKenzie
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 161 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: 1963: A Rare Voice of Reason; CHAPTER TWO: 1965: Witnessing on Race Relations; CHAPTER THREE: 1956: Beginning to Build Bridges; CHAPTER FOUR: 1965: Strong Words for Fellow Methodists; CHAPTER FIVE: 1971: Christian Testimony for Improved Human Relations; CHAPTER SIX: 1964-1984: An Indefatigable Champion of Public Education; CHAPTER SEVEN: 1985-2006: Making Measurable Progress; CHAPTER EIGHT: 1970-Present: The Need for Leadership; CHAPTER NINE: 1987: The Plunge into Politics; CHAPTER TEN: 1996: Humor -- His Oratorical Trademark
Summary 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, Reed always delivered his speeches with a large dose of good cheer. His audiences, though, did not always reciprocate, especially in his early years when he spoke out on behalf of public education and racial equality. His willingness to participate in civic affairs and his oratorical skills
Notes Includes index
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Subject Reed, Jack Raymond, 1924-
Reed, Jack Raymond, 1924- -- Oratory.
Businessmen -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civic leaders -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Methodists -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Politicians -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Mississippi -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Religious life and customs.
Mississippi -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Tupelo (Miss.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Reed, Jack Raymond, 1924-
ISBN 1282485881
1604733403 (electronic bk.)
9781604733402 (electronic bk.)