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The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays



Civil rights activist, writer, theologian, preacher, and educator, Benjamin Elijah Mays (1894–1984) was one of the most distinguished South Carolinians of the twentieth century. He influenced the lives of generations of students as a dean and professor of religion at Howard University and as longtime president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. In addition to his personal achievements, Mays was also a mentor and teacher to Julian Bond, founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee;…


The Magnificent Mays

Pub Date : 2012-08-15 | Author : John Herbert Roper, Sr. | Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN 10 : 9781611171846
ISBN 13 : 1611171849

Civil rights activist, writer, theologian, preacher, and educator, Benjamin Elijah Mays (1894–1984) was one of the most distinguished South Carolinians of the twentieth century. ..


Benjamin Elijah Mays Schoolmaster Of The Movement

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Randal Maurice Jelks | Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN 10 : 9780807835364
ISBN 13 : 0807835366

In this first full-length biography of Benjamin Mays (1894-1984), Randal Maurice Jelks chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr. called his "spiritual and intellectual ..


Born To Rebel

Pub Date : 2011-07-01 | Author : Benjamin E. Mays | Publisher : University of Georgia Press

ISBN 10 : 9780820342276
ISBN 13 : 0820342270

Born the son of a sharecropper in 1894 near Ninety Six, South Carolina, Benjamin E. Mays went on to serve as president of Morehouse College for twenty-seven years and as the first ..


Born To Rebel

Pub Date : 2003-04-01 | Author : Benjamin Elijah Mays | Publisher : University of Georgia Press

ISBN 10 : 0820325236
ISBN 13 : 9780820325231

Born the son of a sharecropper in 1894 near Ninety Six, South Carolina, Benjamin E. Mays went on to serve as president of Morehouse College for twenty-seven years and as the first ..



When The Fences Come Down

Pub Date : 2016-04-12 | Author : Genevieve Siegel-Hawley | Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9781469627847
ISBN 13 : 1469627841

How we provide equal educational opportunity to an increasingly diverse, highly urbanized student population is one of the central concerns facing our nation. As Genevieve Siegel-H..


Courage To Dissent

Pub Date : 2011-02-09 | Author : Tomiko Brown-Nagin | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0199831599
ISBN 13 : 9780199831593

In this Bancroft Prize-winning history of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta from the end of World War II to 1980, Tomiko Brown-Nagin shows that long before "black power" emerged..


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