Stories about "Benjamin E. Mays"
"When I come to speak at colleges, this is what I look forward to the most. And this is one of the few Black Lives Matter classes in the country."
-- Black Lives Matter activist @ShaunKing, expressing appreciation for the opportunity to speak in a Pettengill classroom with a small group of students in AAS/ACS -- "#BlackLivesMatter," a course taught by Visiting Instructor in African American Studies Yannick Marshall.
King, senior justice writer for The New York Daily News, will speak tonight in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on racial injustice and police brutality.
Shaun King: We won’t recover from the dip in our humanity by accident

Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:52 am

"Sometimes human beings are amazing, and sometimes they're really terrible," said Shaun King in his talk in Gomes Chapel on Oct. 11. And the U.S. is in one of those latter eras.

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25 years ago, Bates used MLK Day to help students makes sense of Persian Gulf War

Friday, January 15, 2016 11:16 am

Recognizing their students' distress, the faculty in 1991 used MLK Day to help the community reflect on issues of peace and justice in wartime.

Biographer of the Rev. Benjamin Mays ’20 to speak at Bates

Friday, March 22, 2013 11:30 am

Bates presents award-winning Benjamin Mays biographer Randal Maurice Jelks on March 25.

Robert Kinney '39 awarded Mays Medal at Benjamin Bates Society meeting

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:01 pm

E. Robert Kinney '39, LL.D. '85, has been awarded Bates' highest alumni honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Medal, for distinguished service to the College and to the larger community worldwide. Kinney, a former CEO of General Mills, received the honor from the Alumni Council Nov. 8 in Minneapolis, at the third gathering of the Benjamin Bates Society, philanthropists who have given $1 million or more in lifetime gifts to the College.

Mays Men attend Morehouse College inauguration

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 11:06 am

A group of male students, faculty and staff of African and Latino descent known as the "Mays Men" has emerged at Bates College. Founded in fall 2007 by Czerny Brasuell, director of the college's Multicultural Center, the group seeks to emulate the values that defined the phrase "Morehouse Men" during the Morehouse College presidency (1940-67) of Benjamin Elijah Mays '20, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr.

Historically Black

Saturday, March 1, 2008 2:13 pm

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can't — and that's just the point

Mays and King

Friday, February 1, 2008 2:21 pm

Lawrence Carter, presenter of the keynote address for the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Jan. 21, talked partly about the influence that Benjamin E. Mays ’20 had on the great civil rights leader. “You can see Mays all through King,” said Carter, professor of religion at Morehouse College.

2006 Bates King Day theme highlights the road to peace

Friday, December 23, 2005 3:02 pm

A pioneer in the field of African American women's history and chair of the Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Professor Sharon Harley is the keynote speaker for the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Visiting Professorship Honors Benjamin E. Mays '20

Monday, December 17, 2001 9:22 am

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.