Dec. 20, 2018
The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Salutes: Dr. Benjamin Mays
In 1951 Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, then President of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia was already one of the most prominent African American educators in the United States.
Dr. Mays's brilliance was unquestioned and his social foresight was without measure. He, however, couldn't have forecasted the level of bigotry and racial hatred that was being fomented in this nation. He believed that the shining light of racial cooperation would overcome the glimmering light of racial oppression. Today, in 2018 we still seek that New South that Dr. Benjamin Mays envisioned on June 27, 1951.