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The College Years

A Morehouse Man

At age 15, MLK graduated high school and went to Morehouse College in Atlanta. There, he was mentored by great professors, theologians, and social activists, including Dr. Benjamin Mays, the school’s president.

“As I engage in the so-called “bull sessions” around and about the school, I too often find that most college men have a misconception of the purpose of education. Most of the “brethren” think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still others think that education should furnish them with noble ends rather than means to an end.”

“The Purpose of Education,” February 1947 edition of the Morehouse College student newspaper

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