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1987: The Plunge into Politics

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s campaign to run for governor of Mississippi. Reed delivered his concession speech on November 3, 1987. However, his gubernatorial campaign did have significant ... More


A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Danny McKenzie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

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 ... More


1963: A Rare Voice of Reason

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s speech on January 22, 1963, when, as president-elect of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC), he spoke to hundreds gathered in the grand ballroom of the ... More


1948–Present: Always a Businessman

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s business interests. Along with being an advocate for public education, a crusader for racial reconciliation, a leader in regional economic development, a ... More


Afterword: A Son’s Perspective

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter presents Jack Reed Jr.’s reflections about his father. Jack Reed Jr. is in full agreement when people tell him that his father is the best speaker that they ever heard. His father ... More


1964–1984: An Indefatigable Champion of Public Education

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Jack Reed’s activities in support of public education. Throughout the sixties, seventies, and eighties, Reed played an active role in the growth of the Community Development ... More


1956: Beginning to Build Bridges

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s 1956 speech before an all-black audience at Rust College, a Methodist college in the north Mississippi town of Holly Springs. Reed spoke about his faith and the ... More


1970–Present: The Need for Leadership

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the common theme throughout Jack Reed’s speeches: leadership. Reed believed that Mississippi’s race relations would never improve if leadership from all sides of the ... More


1996: Humor—His Oratorical Trademark

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Jack Reed’s trademark sense of humor. While he has been called on over the years to address such weighty issues as race relations, economic development, and politics, in 1996 ... More


1998–Present: Still Speaking Out

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s activities from 1998 to the present. Reed has spent much of his time at home since his tenure on the Mississippi Board of Education and his run for governor. His ... More


1965: Strong Words for Fellow Methodists

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s speech before hundreds of Mississippi Methodists gathered at the Galloway meeting on September 9, 1965, billed as an “Action Crusade for Mississippi Methodists.” ... More


1965: Witnessing on Race Relations

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s speech during the annual conference of the North Mississippi Methodist Church on June 10, 1965, held in his hometown of Tupelo and in his home church, First ... More


1985–2006: Making Measurable Progress

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s activities between 1985 and 2006. On June 22, 1985 Reed addressed the Mississippi Press Association at its annual luncheon meeting in Biloxi, where he thanked the ... More


1971: Christian Testimony for Improved Human Relations

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s speech during an interdenominational, interfaith “Lay Leadership Assembly” in Jackson, Mississippi, on May 7, 1971. It also details his appointment to the ... More


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