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Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays Site 10th Anniversary Celebration November 5-7, 2021

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Benjamin Elijah Mays Site in Greenwood, South Carolina

The Benjamin Elijah Mays Site held its grand opening on April 26, 2011.

As part of the tenth anniversary celebration, there is a tenth anniversary magazine that will commemorate the life of Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, our 10 years of success as a historical preservation site, and promote the Historical Site and Museum here in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The commemorative magazine will feature a photographic commemoration of the Historical Site, scholarly articles on the life and legacy of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, and highlight the ten years of accomplishments of Historical Site and Museum. It will feature many quotes from the notable president of Morehouse College (for 27 years: 1940 – 1967), and tell the story of his birth in Epworth, South Carolina, and his rise to becoming a 20th-century giant through his outstanding leadership as a teacher, minister, scholar, author, theologian and activist.

There will be a weekend of events beginning Friday, November 5, 2021 and ending on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

10th Anniversary Events for GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site, November 5 - 7, 2021

EVENTDATE and TIMEDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONLOCATION ADDRESS
EVENT 1 (ONE)Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6 pm
The Legacy of the Schoolmaster (Panel Discussion), Co-Sponsored with Lander University and The GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site
Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium at Lander University320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2056
EVENT 2 (TWO)Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10 am - 12 pm
10th Anniversary Celebration, “A Legacy Worth Preserving”GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site237 North Hospital Street
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646-2962
EVENT 3 (THREE)Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 10 am
Worship Service at Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Epworth, South Carolina (the childhood church of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays)Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church3107 Highway 248 South
Ninety Six, South Carolina 29666-8632
  • EVENT ONE
    • Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6 pm
      • The Legacy of the Schoolmaster (Panel Discussion)
      • Co-Sponsored with Lander University and The GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site
      • Location: Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium at Lander University
      • Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6 pm
        The Legacy of the Schoolmaster (Panel Discussion), Co-Sponsored with Lander University and The GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site
        Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium at Lander University320 Stanley Avenue
        Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2056
      • Panelists:
        • Dr. Randal Jelks
          • Professor of African and African American Studies and American Studies, University of Kansas
          • Author of Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography
        • Dr. John H. Roper
          • Professor of History at Coastal Carolina University
          • Author of The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays
        • Dr. Orville Vernon Burton
          • The inaugural Judge Matthew J. Perry Distinguished Chair of History and Professor of Pan-African Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, and Computer Science at Clemson University
          • Author of the Forward to Benjamin Elijah Mays’ autobiography, Born to Rebel, published by the University of Georgia Press
      • Moderator:
        • Dr. Kevin Witherspoon
          • Professor of History and Inaugural Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair, Department of History and Philosophy at Lander University
  • EVENT TWO
    • Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10 am – 12 pm
      • 10th Anniversary Celebration: “A Legacy Worth Preserving”
      • Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10 am - 12 pm
        10th Anniversary Celebration, “A Legacy Worth Preserving”GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site237 North Hospital Street
        Greenwood, South Carolina 29646-2962
      • Keynote Speaker:
        • Dr. Randal Jelks
          • Author of Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography
          • Musical Guests: Minorities on the Move Gospel Choir (Lander University)
  • EVENT THREE
    • Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 10 am
      • Worship Service at Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Epworth, South Carolina (the childhood church of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays)
      • Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 10 am
        Worship Service at Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Epworth, South Carolina (the childhood church of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays)Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church3107 Highway 248 South
        Ninety Six, South Carolina 29666-8632
      • Guest Speaker:
        • Reverend Dr. Grady Butler
          • Mentee of Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays
          • Morehouse Man
          • Cell-mate of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Donations may be made to
    • GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site
      In Care of Mr. Christopher B. Thomas, Director, GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site
      Post Office Box 1326
      237 North Hospital Street
      Greenwood, South Carolina 29648-1326


      Last updated on October 21, 2021

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