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Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.

 
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Benjamin E. Mays
Benjamin E. Mays
  • Born: August 1, 1894
  • Died: March 28, 1984
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Educator

Benjamin Elijah Mays was an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader who is credited with laying the intellectual foundations of the African-American civil rights movement. Mays taught and mentored many influential activists: Martin Luther King Jr, Julian Bond, Maynard Jackson, and Donn Clendenon, among others. His rhetoric and intellectual work focused on notions of nonviolence and civil resistance–beliefs inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. The peak of his public influence occurred during his almost thirty years as the 6th President of Morehouse College, a historically black institution of higher learning.

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