Willie Herenton: The Exit Interview 

A combative Herenton reviews the past with Jackson Baker and looks forward to one more fight.

See companion cover piece, "Two Terms Too Many," by John Branston Jackson Baker: On Monday, Willie Herenton, the controversial mayor of Memphis for the last 18 years, kicked back and talked with me at length about the past, the present, and the…

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