Benjamin Elijah Mays--devout Christian minister, uncompromising advocate
for justice, career educator and longtime president of Morehouse College
in Atlanta--was called the "Schoolmaster of the
One of the many casualties of our national obsession with the war on
Iraq is the emerging crisis of America's public colleges and
We all had our youthful indiscretions that haunt or amuse us for the rest of our lives. Mine was conservatism.
December 18, 2001