St. Jude honors Memphis with 'Spirit of the Dream'

Shadyac: City fights the race, equality, equity status quo

By Updated: February 25, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: February 24, 2019 12:51 AM CT
<strong>Dr. Rudolph Jackson, (left, with ALSAC president and CEO Rick Shadyac at the Spirit of the Dream Awards on Friday, Feb. 22) is St. Jude&rsquo;s first African-American doctor who founded the sickle cell program.&nbsp;Jackson also helped start a program to supply medications and baby formula to the underserved African-American population in South Memphis. It would later become the federally funded WIC, or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, program.&nbsp;</strong>(Photo courtesy of ALSAC/St. Jude)

Dr. Rudolph Jackson, (left, with ALSAC president and CEO Rick Shadyac at the Spirit of the Dream Awards on Friday, Feb. 22) is St. Jude’s first African-American doctor who founded the sickle cell program. Jackson also helped start a program to supply medications and baby formula to the underserved African-American population in South Memphis. It would later become the federally funded WIC, or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, program. (Photo courtesy of ALSAC/St. Jude)

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Michelle Corbet covers business for The Daily Memphian. Prior to, she was a reporter at the Memphis Business Journal. A native Memphian and University of Memphis graduate, Michelle covered business in Conway, Arkansas after college. Michelle got her start covering business as an intern at The Commercial Appeal.


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