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Benjamin Elijah Mays

Schoolmaster of The Movement: Liberal Arts Education, Vocation, and the Call of Democratic Social Engagement

A Lecture by Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks Historian - University of Kansas.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
4:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall

Benjamin Mays served as spiritual and intellectual mentor to civil rights activists Martin Luther King, Jr., Marion Wright Edelman, and Julian Bond.

Randal Jelks, author of Benjamin Elijah Mays: A Religious Rebel in the Jim Crow South (forthcoming), will discuss Mays' ideas about the liberal arts tradition in higher education and its meaning in achieving social justice and a more democratic society.

Sponsored by Black Studies and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program