Stories about "Benjamin Mays"
MLK Day events highlight legacy of labor, justice, and dignity

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.

Bates visiting professorship honors human rights leader

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.

Presidential Medal of Freedom for Benjamin Mays '20?

Thursday, March 1, 2001 3:06 pm

Georgia senators Max Cleland and Zell Miller recently announced plans to introduce a U.S. Senate resolution urging President Bush to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Benjamin Mays '20.

Peter Gomes ’65 receives Benjamin Elijah Mays Medal

Monday, June 8, 1998 12:29 pm

The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, a 1965 graduate of Bates College and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University, received the Benjamin Elijah Mays Award Saturday, June 6 during reunion weekend at the Bates campus.

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