The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, Class of 1920, Debate

This ever-popular contest between Morehouse College and Bates students honors Dr. Mays, a Bates debater, longtime president of Morehouse, pioneer of the civil rights movement, and primary mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s motion: “This House believes that social justice movements should prioritize socioeconomic class over race and gender.” 

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