In honor of Black History Month, the Greenwood County Democratic Party pays tribute to Dr. Benjamin E. Mays.
“Remembering Dr. Benjamin E. Mays’s Legacy”
by Marian Wright Edelman (Founder and President of Children’s Defense Fund)
“’It started here in a log cabin and a cotton patch. If it hadn’t been for Benjamin Mays, there probably wouldn’t have been a Martin Luther King.’ So said Ambassador Andrew Young as he spoke at the dedication of the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site in Greenwood, South Carolina on April 26. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, who was born in 1894 to former slaves, was an adviser to Presidents, mentor of mentors like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., lauded preacher and scholar, advocate for social justice, and the president of Morehouse College from 1940 to 1967. He was a remarkable man and role model for thousands of students who entered the doors of Morehouse, Spelman College, Atlanta University, Clark and Morris Brown Colleges, and the Interdenominational Theological Seminary, the schools that constituted the broader Atlanta University Center of Black higher education.”
To read more from this article: https://www.childrensdefense.org/child-watch-columns/health/2011/remembering-dr-benjamin-e-mayss-legacy/
He was a truly remarkable man from humble beginnings who accomplished greatness.
It is for this reason the Greenwood County Democratic Party honors Dr. Benjamin E. Mays.
Congratulations to Garrett McDaniel on his dramatic win (92.04% of the vote) in the Democratic primary in the SC House District 14 special election! Mr. McDaniel has been serving as a Laurens County Councilman since 2015. Let’s get together and send him to Columbia to help him continue his service to our community! The general election will be held April 23, 2019.
To find out more about Mr. McDaniel:
“Garrett McDaniel Joins the House 14 Race” (Jan 5, 2019): http://www.golaurens.com/news/mcdaniel-joins-the-house-district-race/article_0f38c528-1115-11e9-a5db-a77c9c25d55b.html
“Jones, McDaniel headed to April House District 14 Election” (Feb 20, 2019): http://www.indexjournal.com/news/jones-mcdaniel-headed-to-april-house-district-election/article_7bfdbaee-3908-5fce-8f42-f8d1a8ea8d47.html
What: Special Election (Primary), SC House District 14 (Laurens and part of Greenwood County)
Where: Your usual polling location
When: Polls open 7 AM – 7 PM
Greenwood County Precincts involved: Coronaca 016, Coronaca 017, Riley 031, Stonewood 034, Lower Lake 036, Rutherford Shoals 040 and Graham’s Glen 050
Map taken from Index-Journal online (www.indexjournal.com)
Both the Democratic and Republican primaries for SC House District 14 are being held this day. Polls are open 7-7, and you will vote at your usual voting location. The Democratic candidates are Bobbie Gregory, Sr. and Garrett McDaniel. To find your polling place, check your voter registration status, or to find out if you are eligible to vote in this election (check your SC House District #) go to:
An article from the Index-Journal including comments from Bobby Gregory, Sr:
An article about Garrett McDaniel:
An article from Sunday with info about the precincts involved (including the above map) and a paragraph about each of the candidates: