Greenwood County - Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Birthplace Virtual Tour

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This small wood frame home is the birthplace of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, born here in 1894.

Mays became the spiritual mentor of Martin Luther King, Jr and served as president of Morehouse College 1940-67 and as presidential advisor.

Congressman James E. Clyburn says, "The birthplace of Dr. Benjamin Mays is one the most significant sites associated with the African American community in South Carolina. Too often, places associated with African American culture and history are overlooked and as a result, a majority of them have been lost over time. The rehabilitation of the Mays Birthplace will be a benchmark for the preservation of African American sites across the state."