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Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984



  • Existence: 1894 - 1984

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Benjamin E. Mays oral history interview, November 29, 1978

Identifier: MaysBE_19791129_P1978-05
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