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Benjamin E. Mays Historic Site

Greenwood, South Carolina

Builder of a movement.

Benjamin E. Mays, the “intellectual conscience” of the Civil Rights movement, served as teacher and mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Julian Bond and other influential leaders of the movement. A pastor, professor, university dean and, later, President of Morehouse College, Mays was an advisor to three U.S. Presidents, influential speaker and activist. The Benjamin Mays Historic Site includes his childhood home, schoolhouse, gardens, theater and museum that chronicles his life and achievements, with a large collection of his books, papers, films and speeches.

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Spiritual heart of change.

While you’re here, stay to explore charming Greenwood, SC, and its other historic, cultural and outdoor activities. Greenwood is home to other historic sites, including Ninety Six National Historic Site, location of one of the first land battles of the Revolutionary War. Outdoor enthusiasts love fishing and boating on the 11,000 acres of Lake Greenwood, as well as hiking and biking trails. Uptown Greenwood offers art and history museums, galleries and unique shops, with great restaurants of all types.

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The Benjamin E. Mays Historical Site is a part of the United States Civil Rights Trail.
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