Luther Adams

Academic Historian

Luther Adams is an assistant professor at the University of Washington – Tacoma, in Tacoma, Washington. He earned a B.A. in History at the University of Louisville and a Ph.D. in History is from the University of Pennsylvania. He has written numerous articles on African American history including, “Headed to Louisville: Rethinking Rural to Urban Migration in the South, 1930 – 1950” in The Journal of Social History, Volume 40, Number 2, Winter, 2006. He specializes in African American urban history and Southern history. He is completing a study on African American migration in Louisville, Kentucky.

Benjamin Mays (1895-1984)

Benjamin Mays, Christian minister, scholar, advocate for justice, and an educator, was born in Ninety-Six, South Carolina on August 1, 1894, the youngest of eight children.  His parents, Louvenia Carter and Hezekiah Mays, were tenant farmers and former slaves. Mays attended Virginia Union University before … Read MoreBenjamin Mays (1895-1984)