FedEx’s Fred Smith says ‘Devotion’ story ‘just struck a chord with me’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 13, 2023 11:56 AM CT | Published: January 12, 2023 3:32 PM CT

The FedEx founder financed the film, about the first Black aviator to complete the U.S. Navy’s basic flight training program, and is donating the movie’s proceeds to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. 

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Rob Moore is an Arkansas native who moved to Memphis to attend the University of Memphis. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English. He covers Public Companies, Transportation and Logistics, and Banking and Finance.


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