The New Southern Strategy
How Black mayors in the South are leveraging both the power of office and the power of the street to achieve overdue changes
Steven l. Reed smooths his gray suit jacket before he grips the podium.The mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, Reed has seen the coronavirus tear through his city faster than anywhere else in the state.
The hospitals have run out of beds; medical professionals are pleading for help. If Reed had had his way, he would have issued a stay-at-home order to stamp this out, but he’s limited by...