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Benjamin Mays (ca. 1894-1984)

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Creator:Kuryla, Peter A.
Title:Benjamin Mays (ca. 1894-1984)
Date:2004 Aug. 24

Encyclopedia article about Benjamin Mays, the longtime president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, a significant mentor to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and among the most articulate and outspoken critics of segregation before the rise of the modern civil rights movement in the United States. Mays also filled a leadership role in several significant national and international organizations, among them the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the International Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the World Council of Churches, the United Negro College Fund, the National Baptist Convention, the Urban League, the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, the Southern Conference Educational Fund, and the Peace Corps Advisory Committee. Mays attended Bates College in Maine and the University of Chicago.

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Subjects:Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984 | African American clergy--Georgia--Atlanta | African American educators--Georgia--Atlanta | African American college presidents--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Politics and government | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2004-08-24
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