Benjamin E. Mays | WABE 90.1 FM

Benjamin E. Mays

Closer Look: Jerusalem House; Georgia Power; And More

Aug 2, 2016
Eboni Lemon / WABE

Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

StoryCorps Atlanta

He was a minister, an activist and an educator; he presided over both Morehouse College and the Atlanta Board of Education. His name was Benjamin E. Mays, and Aug. 1 would have been his 122nd birthday. 

He passed away in 1984 at the age of 89, but his legacy is all around us and lives on in the stories of those who knew him ─ including Cathy Loving, his assistant from 1980 until his death. At the Atlanta StoryBooth, she tells friend Elisa Woods some lighter memories about this historically distinguished man, beginning with an unexpected joke on her first day on the job.