Stories about "Benjamin Mays"
Friday, January 6, 2017 12:50 pm
Bruce, the college's Benjamin Mays Professor, explains why Mays — Class of 1920, great 20th-century civil rights leader, and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. — offers hope for "a new birth of freedom."
Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:03 pm
Mays ’20, the great civil rights leader, never forgot Bates. And it works both ways.
Monday, October 29, 2012 5:00 pm
President Spencer tells an inauguration story familiar in its broad outlines but revealing in its particulars.
Friday, October 26, 2012 4:00 pm
Bates formally installed Ava Clayton Spencer, described by her former boss as the "embodiment of Bates values," as its eighth president before a gathering of 2,500 on Friday afternoon.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 2:44 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates College is an intense, community-wide...
Friday, January 22, 2010 1:01 pm
"Can we keep the faith when our dreams are imperfectly realized? I hope that we can." Monday was an especially fitting day for this question posed by historian Barbara Savage as she concluded her keynote speech for Bates' Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances.
Thursday, April 2, 2009 11:35 am
Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Díaz welcomed to campus.
Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:49 am
Among workshops that Bates held on Jan. 21 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., one stood out by virtue of its subject: Bates itself.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 12:55 pm
The Rev. John Mendez, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Winston-Salem Chronicle's 1994 Man of the Year, is the keynote speaker for the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.
Monday, December 17, 2001 1:14 pm
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.