Born to Rebel
An AutobiographyeBook - 2003
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.
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, 2003.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (lxvii, 380 pages) : illustrations