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From Crisis to Calling by David Gergen, David Chanoff, Sasha Chanoff

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How Crises Lead to Callings

Every man and woman is born into this world to do something unique. What is it that you were born to do?

Benjamin Mays

A crisis both calls you and empowers you.

Jim Post

Benjamin Elijah Mays was one of the fathers of the Civil Rights struggle. Though he never had the same kind of national recognition as Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, or some of the other public faces of the struggle, he was very near the heart of the movement.

Mays grew up on the outskirts of the tiny South Carolina town of Ninety-Six. One of eight children in a sharecropping family, he evinced a drive for education that eventually ...

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