Benjamin Mays
#17582 Overall Influence

Benjamin Mays

American educator, activist, minister

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Benjamin Elijah Mays was an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader who is credited with laying the intellectual foundations of the American civil rights movement. Mays taught and mentored many influential activists, including Martin Luther King Jr, Julian Bond, Maynard Jackson, and Donn Clendenon, among others. His rhetoric and intellectual pursuits focused on the spread of nonviolence and civil resistance in the mold of Mahatma Gandhi. The peak of his public influence coincided with his nearly three-decade tenure as the sixth president of Morehouse College, a historically black institution of higher learning, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dillard University
Dillard University

Private college in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Virginia Union University
Virginia Union University

Private university in Richmond, Virginia

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Bates College
Bates College

University in Maine, United States

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South Carolina State University
South Carolina State University

Public university in South Carolina, USA

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#63653 World Rank #15752 USA Rank
Literature