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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Newspaper Publishing Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Porto Fino, Italy
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
2/27/1951
Birth Location:
Selma, Alabama

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Newspaper Publishing Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Porto Fino, Italy
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
2/27/1951
Birth Location:
Selma
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Biography

Reed D. Kimbrough is the Director of Diversity Programs and Community Relations for Cox Communications’ Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Kimbrough manages employee development and training at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the eldest of three children of retired United States army officer William Reed and Ernestine Willis Kimbrough. Born in Selma, Alabama, on February 27, 1951, Kimbrough spent his formative years between West Germany and the southern United States.

Upon his return to the United States, Kimbrough graduated from high school in Fort Knox, Kentucky and entered Eastern Kentucky University where he graduated with a degree in business administration. In his second year at Eastern, he was instrumental in starting the first chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He served in the United States Army and rose to the rank of captain with his primary duties in the 101st Airborne Division as a helicopter pilot. He is a retired Major of the U.S. Army Reserves.

Kimbrough joined the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the news circulation department. He was promoted to the production department where he managed building services, shipping, receiving, packaging, distribution and management-level employee development. He currently holds the position as Director of Diversity Programs and Community Relations.

Kimbrough is active in various organizations including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopled (NAACP), the National Association of Minority Media Executives (NAMME), the Celebrate Life Foundation, Hands on Atlanta, Habitat for Humanity, and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the board of Men Stopping Violence and is a long term member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kimbrough is married to Charlcye R. Kimbrough and is the father of Anthony M. Kimbrough.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Reed Kimbrough lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Reed Kimbrough describes his mother's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Reed Kimbrough describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Reed Kimbrough describes his father's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Reed Kimbrough describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Reed Kimbrough describes his father's parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Reed Kimbrough describes his mother's ancestry
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Reed Kimbrough recalls drawing a plantation scene during grade school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Reed Kimbrough describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Reed Kimbrough describes his childhood personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Reed Kimbrough lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Reed Kimbrough describes the circumstances of his birth in Selma, Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Reed Kimbrough talks about where his father was stationed
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Reed Kimbrough describes his experiences in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Reed Kimbrough descries the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Reed Kimbrough recalls the diverse occupants of his U.S. military housing complex in West Germany
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Reed Kimbrough recalls moving to Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Reed Kimbrough recalls summer vacations in Selma, Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Reed Kimbrough describes his paternal grandfather's land ownership and passing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Reed Kimbrough describes his experiences in elementary school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Reed Kimbrough describes his experiences on the Fort Sill U.S. military base
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Reed Kimbrough recalls his elementary school years in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Reed Kimbrough describes his childhood road trips to Selma, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Reed Kimbrough recalls living with his paternal grandmother in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Reed Kimbrough describes Bad Nauheim Elementary School in Germany
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Reed Kimbrough recalls his experience of racial discrimination in Germany
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Reed Kimbrough recalls moving to California as a young teenager
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Reed Kimbrough remembers the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Reed Kimbrough recalls attending Shawnee Junior High School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Reed Kimbrough recalls attending Nuremberg High School in Furth, Germany
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Reed Kimbrough remembers Nuremberg American High School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Reed Kimbrough remembers his extracurricular activities in Vilseck, Germany
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Reed Kimbrough talks about the teachers at Nuremberg American High School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Reed Kimbrough recalls singing songs by The Temptations on street corners
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Reed Kimbrough remembers his military mentors and the Vietnam War
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Reed Kimbrough remembers the Vietnam War and moving back to the United States
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Reed Kimbrough recalls the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Reed Kimbrough remembers attending Fort Knox High School in Kentucky
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Reed Kimbrough describes his social activities in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Reed Kimbrough describes his influential teachers at Fort Knox High School
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Reed Kimbrough recalls the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Reed Kimbrough describes the unrest after Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Reed Kimbrough recalls deciding whether to go to college or enlist
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Reed Kimbrough recalls his rejection from the United States Air Force Academy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Reed Kimbrough describes his decision to attend Eastern Kentucky University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Reed Kimbrough remembers his motivation to persevere in college
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Reed Kimbrough describes his college experiences
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Reed Kimbrough describes Eastern Kentucky University's Black Alumni Association
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Reed Kimbrough remembers his most influential teachers
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Reed Kimbrough talks about the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Reed Kimbrough recalls returning to Selma, Alabama
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Reed Kimbrough recalls his marriage to Charlcye Ritchie Kimbrough
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Reed Kimbrough recalls working for Atlanta's Federal Reserve Bank
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Reed Kimbrough describes his career at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Reed Kimbrough recalls attending a three-day leadership development program
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Reed Kimbrough describes his volunteer work
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Reed Kimbrough explains why he agreed to share his story
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Reed Kimbrough reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Reed Kimbrough describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Reed Kimbrough describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Reed Kimbrough shares his message to young people
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Reed Kimbrough talks about the importance of history
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Reed Kimbrough reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Reed Kimbrough narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Reed Kimbrough narrates his photographs, pt. 2