Mays, Benjamin Elijah

August 1, 1894–March 28, 1984


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  • Title Mays, Benjamin Elijah
  • Coverage August 1, 1894–March 28, 1984
  • Orville Vernon Burton
  • Author Matthew Cheney
  • Keywords Memoirist, civil rights activist, college president, teaching position at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he taught algebra and mathematics from 1921 through 1924 and served for a year as acting dean, position with the national Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and worked to integrate that organization in the North and the South, president of Morehouse College, “Schoolmaster of the Movement.”,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date March 26, 2023
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 15, 2022
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