Yesterday UPM author Jack Reed read from his book and shared his experiences during the "History is Lunch" program sponsored by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Reed's book, A Time to Speak, brings together more than a dozen of Reed's speeches over a fifty-year period (1956-2007). The Tupelo businessman discusses the events surrounding his talks about race relations within his church, his deep involvement in education with his close friend Governor William Winter and with President George H. W. Bush, and his own campaign for governor as a Republican in 1987. Danny McKenzie places this original material in historical context.
A Time to Speak is currently on sale for 30% off at the UPM website.
**UPDATE** See portions of Jack Reed's presentation at "History is Lunch" here