Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984
- Existence: 1894 - 1984
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Vincent Fort. Among topics discussed: Atlanta sit‑ins; influence of Greensboro sit‑ins, Montgomery bus boycott and Martin Luther King; Mays's background; Appeal for Human Rights; Council of Presidents; student leaders; academic allowances; Mays meeting with Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Born to Rebel. Segregation at lunch counters; Warren United Methodist Church meeting; recommendations of Morehouse board of trustees; Mays role in bailing students out of jail; segregation; impact...
Dates: November 29, 1978
Abstract: Jackson Williams "Jack" Tarver was born March 2, 1917, in Savannah, Georgia, the only son of banker and hotelier Otis M. Tarver and deLuth Williams Tarver. In 1938, he graduated from Mercer University in Macon with a degree in journalism and began his professional career at The Vidalia Advance The Jack Tarver Research Collection includes logs, indices, one transcript and sound copies of WSB, WABE and WAOK radio programs from the 1950s and the 1960s.