Inspiring MLK: The Mentorship of Benjamin Elijah Mays with KU Professor Randal Maurice Jelks
Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Benjamin Elijah Mays is the man Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his "spiritual and intellectual father." In honor of Black History Month, Jelks will shed light on the profound impact this teacher had on the education of the leadership of the black church and of a generation of activists, policymakers, and educators that culminated with the civil rights movement. This program contains a book sale and signing of Jelks’ book, Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement.