Reflections on a Rebel's Journey


Benjamin E. Mays


I unabashedly revered Bennie Mays for his genuine contributions, strength of character, gifts of mind, vision, ability to grow and courage to change, creative restlessness and zest for life, stubborn moral courage, prophetic imagination, deep commitment to social justice, boundless energy and eagerness to tackle new tasks, devotion to academic excellence, ca­pacity for independence of thought and critical judgment, single-minded commitment to the most precious and enduring values of the human enter­prise, and life-long romance with the world of higher possibilities. He was a wise man. His spirit was indomitable, his will inexhaustible.