Benjamin Elijah Mays, an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader, is credited with laying the intellectual foundations of the Civil Rights Movement. Mays taught and mentored: Martin Luther King Jr, Julian Bond, Maynard Jackson and others. He was the 6th President of Morehouse College for almost thirty years.

It isn’t a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.

Benjamin E. Mays

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