Sunday, July 31

Service and scandal define a dynasty

As we all know Tennessee has her own version of Barack Obama by the name of Harold Ford, Jr., although it's not really an accurate analogy. Among other differences, Barack is a first generation politician where Harold is a fourth generation politician.

We in Tennessee know the family, even those of us who rarely go to Memphis, we know about Uncle Emmitt being a corrupt politician, we also know of Uncle John being recently caught with his hands in the cookie jar.

The article below explores the family history in depth that I had not read before.

See how the good ol boy network has worked for one black family in Memphis.

The Fords of Memphis
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