Born to Rebel: An Autobiography

Born to Rebel: An Autobiography

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by Benjamin Mays
     
 

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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

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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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"Mays's life exemplifies a tradition of excellence."--New York Review of Books

"Mays's account of the lot of Negroes during his youth—and during most of his adult life, too—is a factual recital and a terrible indictment."--The New Yorker

"A noble book, a pragmatic and useful one."--Christian Science Monitor

New York Review of Books

Mays's life exemplifies a tradition of excellence.

New Yorker

Mays's account of the lot of Negroes during his youth—and during most of his adult life, too—is a factual recital and a terrible indictment.

Christian Science Monitor

A noble book, a pragmatic and useful one.

The New York Review of Books
Mays's life exemplifies a tradition of excellence.
The New Yorker
Mays's account of the lot of Negroes during his youth--and during most of his adult life, too--is a factual recital and a terrible indictment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820325231
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/14/2003
Series:
Brown Thrasher Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
466
Sales rank:
349,794
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


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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