Meet Otis Sanford


Otis Sanford is currently a full-time faculty member at the University of Memphis who teaches students from freshmen to the graduate level. He holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism. He also serves as the political commentator for WREG-TV Channel 3 and writes a weekly viewpoint column for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Sanford has more than 40 years of experience in newspaper journalism.

From Boss Crump to King Willie
From Boss Crump to King Willie offers an in-depth look at the vital role that race played in the political evolution of Memphis, from the rise of longtime political boss Edward Hull Crump to the election of Dr. Willie Herenton as the city’s first black mayor.

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