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Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the MovementA Biography$
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Randal Maurice Jelks

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835364

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869871_jelks

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This Is Not a Short War, This Is a Long War

This Is Not a Short War, This Is a Long War

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Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement

Randal Maurice Jelks

University of North Carolina Press

From 1960 to 1971, public civil rights protests swept the country. In Atlanta, a mass national democratic movement on behalf of civil rights emerged. The movement was led in part by several of Mays' Morehouse students, who were at the forefront of the student-led phase of the civil rights movement in Atlanta. Their appeal, titled “An Appeal for Human Rights,” became a powerful ideological tool for black students as they pushed back against segregation using the lessons and wisdom they received from Mays.

Keywords:   civil rights, protests, Atlanta, Morehouse, civil rights movement, Human Rights, black students, Mays

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