Today’s episode is dedicated to the memory of Jack Reed Sr., Tupelo’s pre-eminent civic leader, who died on Wednesday at age 91. We are joined by many of those who knew him best — Lewis Whitfield (5:40), Billy Crews (15:01), Richard Boyd (30:14), Nettie Davis (39:13) and Joe Rutherford (49:14) — to share their memories, tell his story and explain his legacy. The former gubernatorial candidate left his mark on so many areas in Tupelo and in Mississippi and leaves a particularly strong legacy in public education, race relations and economic development. He also played a large role in transforming Tupelo from a pleasant county-seat town into a thriving city and regional hub. To better understand Tupelo’s story, one must know the story of Jack Reed Sr.
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