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    Bates College graduate Benjamin Mays encouraged Martin Luther King Jr. to enroll in Morehouse College and continued to be an adviser as King led the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

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    Benjamin Mays and then-Vice President Lyndon Johnson confer en route to the funeral of Pope John XXIII in 1963. Mays was a civil rights leader in his own right, preaching the evils of segregation and serving as an adviser to presidents John F. Kennedy and Johnson.

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    Benjamin Mays upon his graduation from Bates College in Lewiston in 1920. Photo courtesy of Bates College.

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