Benjamin Mays: “The rich man who achieves a degree of greatness achieves it not because he hoards his wealth, but because he gives it away in the interest of good causes.”

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays (August 1, 1894 – March 28, 1984) was an American minister, educator, scholar, social activist, and the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1940 to 1967. Dr. Mays gave the benediction after Martin Luther King jr. “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 in Washington, DC.

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