@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of Benjamin Mays. He rests his chin on his left hand. He holds his eyeglasses.Mays was the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1940 until his retirement in 1967. 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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