Born to Rebel: An Autobiography

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University of Georgia Press, Jul 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Born the son of a sharecropper in 1894 near Ninety Six, South Carolina, Benjamin E. Mays went on to serve as president of Morehouse College for twenty-seven years and as the first president of the Atlanta School Board. His earliest memory, of a lynching party storming through his county, taunting but not killing his father, became for Mays an enduring image of black-white relations in the South. Born to Rebel is the moving chronicle of his life, a story that interlaces achievement with the rebuke he continually confronted.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
ix
PREFACE
lv
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
lvii
INTRODUCTION
lxi
1 In the Days of My Youth
1
2 Be Careful and Stay Out of Trouble
22
3 Frustrations Doubts Dreams
35
4 Finding Out for Myself
50
12 Learning the Problem in Depth
162
13 So Much with So Little and So Few
170
14 Other Involvements
196
15 Southern Negro Leaders Challenged the White South
213
16 Politicians and President Kennedy
221
17 Morehouse School of Religion and the Interdenomination Center
234
18 The Church and Race
241
19 Martin Luther King Jr
265

5 Atlanta 19211924
66
6 Morehouse and Shiloh
89
7 Chicago to Orangeburg to Tampa
99
8 The Tampa Story
106
9 Two More Detours
125
10 In the Nations Capital
139
11 Race and Caste Outside the USA
149
The Trail Blazers
275
The Young Warriors
287
22 Retrospect and Prospect
300
APPENDICES
323
INDEX
371
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Benjamin E. Mays, educated at Bates College and the University of Chicago, was a dean at Howard University, president of Morehouse College, and president of the Atlanta School Board. His books include The Negro's Church and Disturbed about Man.

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