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dolusicis standing by for the first look at the w-t-v-a severe weather authority forecast... but first...the tupelo community remembers a civil rights leader and pastor who died over the weekend. wtva's wayne hereford joins us live with more on the life of reverend robert jamison. thank you. the reverend robert james jamison is a man who mere words alone will certainly not do his massive impact on the area justice. i spoke with three leaders who knew him well. "the community will be at a terrible loss losing reverend jamison." tupelo ward four councilwoman nettie davis remembers the reverend robert jamsion both for his legacy and his inspiration. "because he was a dynamic leader in the community plus an educator. and a religious leader. and he mentored a lot of people in the community." he was also the first black in the city of tupelo to run for board of alderman back in the late sixties . he did not win, but davis says that he certainly paved the way for those who would win later like herself. reverend jamison was also the executive director of lift incorporated ,a community action agency, for many years. he was the first black person to serve in that position. he leadership abilities were apparent to everyone even during the racially-charged 1960s. "he was a giant in our community. he worked with leaders like mr. jack reed senior and so many others for racial unity and harmony here in the of tupelo and our city is a a better place because of rev. jamison and his work." he was heavily involved in the civil rights movement harmony here in the of tupelo and our city is a a better place because of rev. jamison and his work." he was heavily involved in the civil rights movement serving as president of the n-double -a-c-p for many years and also president of the park hill neighborhood association. but before all of that , reverend jamison was a teacher and head football coach at then george washington carver high school where his teams were undefeated for at least five years straight during the mid to late 1960s. that was