It was a large sum at the time, but Mr Mills was willing to pay it because of Mr Reed's obvious intellect and ability as a craftsman.
Every statue that is taken down should be replaced by one we can be proud of.
Born a slave, Mr Reed NEVER expected to be recognized. To get his own statue... He would have wept.
History is full of unsung heroes. Let's start singing.
Lift every voice. (end)
Let's keep sharing Philip Reed's story. It's working.