A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed by Danny McKenzie PDF
By Danny McKenzie
For greater than fifty years, Jack Reed, Sr. (b. 1924) has been a voice of cause in Mississippi--speaking from his platform as a admired businessman and taking management roles in schooling, race family members, financial and group improvement, or even church governance. rarely one to stick to the established order, Reed continuously added his speeches with a wide dose of fine cheer. His audiences, although, didn't continuously reciprocate, in particular in his early years while he spoke out on behalf of public schooling and racial equality. His willingness to take part in civic affairs and his oratorical abilities led him to management roles at nation, local, and nationwide levels--including the presidency of the Mississippi monetary Council, chairmanship of President George H. W. Bush's nationwide Advisory Council on schooling, and constitution club at the United Methodist Church fee on faith and Race. A Time to talk brings jointly greater than a dozen of Reed's speeches over a fifty-year interval (1956-2007). The Tupelo businessman discusses the occasions surrounding his talks approximately race family inside his church, his deep involvement in schooling together with his shut good friend Governor William wintry weather and with President George H. W. Bush, and his personal crusade for governor as a Republican in 1987. Danny McKenzie locations this unique fabric in historic context. A Time to talk illustrates how a personal citizen with braveness can impact optimistic swap. Danny McKenzie, a veteran Mississippi newspaper columnist, is the assistant to the president for advertising and marketing and improvement at Blue Mountain collage. he's the writer of issues of the Spirit: Human, Holy, and in a different way.
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Her family asked Esther to intervene for them with the king, but she refused for fear she would reveal that she herself was Jewish and might be killed. She knew what she should do, but was afraid to take action! They said to her: “For if you keep silent at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter. ” Surely, it is a great temptation today to do nothing about these difficult problems; but this is not the message we find in the scriptures. As with Esther, this situation may well be resolved without our help (or witness), but I cannot see how our personal relationship with our Lord can be resolved without our coming to grips as individuals with this worldwide movement of the colored races, 19 1965: Witnessing on Race Relations who, in our country, are demanding equal treatment in our courts, our communities, and our churches.
Selah; the statement of the twenty-eight ministers of the Mississippi Conference and the opposing reaction to their statement; the loyalty of the Mississippi Methodist Advocate and of such contributors as Dr. J. P. Stafford; the responsible action of the Millsaps trustees under pressure; and, most recently, the forthright leadership of our own bishop. These are things that have strengthened my faith and loyalty to our church. I have many shortcomings as a Methodist. In addition, I have never had a revelation or a momentous decision in my Christian experience that I have recognized as such; but I do have a great respect for the real Christians I have known.
Today, of all times, we must learn to respect our fellow man. If we are to be of service to God in making this a Christian world, respect may not come too easy sometimes but it is a clearly defined Christian responsibility. Of course, we cannot talk about respecting our fellow man in 1956 without getting into the subject of race relations. Indeed, I think it would be almost impossible for a Negro to address a white student body in Mississippi today, or for a white person to address a Negro student body without his audience wondering how he stands on segregation!
A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed by Danny McKenzie