Jesse Jackson and Stax: The reverend’s largely forgotten link to Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 17, 2019 2:00 AM CT

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Memphis-based Stax Records formed an alliance following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death here that allowed Jackson to use the record label as a platform to spread the spoken word.


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Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd is program manager for WYXR 91.7 FM. 


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