- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Benjamin Mays
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- Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta
African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta
African American college administrators--Georgia--Atlanta
African American men--Georgia--Atlanta
Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003
Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
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- Benjamin Mays speaks with Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen Jr.
Photograph of Benjamin Mays speaking with Atlanta, Georgia mayor Ivan Allen Jr. Both men wear tuxedos; Allen's suit is black, and Mays' tuxedo is white. Mays is perhaps best known as the longtime president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also a significant mentor to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and was among the most articulate and outspoken critics of segregation before the rise of the modern civil rights movement in the United States.
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