Project Area: Quality of Life

Actual Ballot Text

(4) $646,592 for the expansion of the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Site;

Project Overview

Construct a small, approximately 200 seat auditorium space adjoining the historic Dr. Benjamin E. May’s House Museum. The auditorium will serve as a theater when giving tours at the Mays Historic Site.

Benjamin Elijah Mays was born the youngest of eight children in the community of Epworth in southeast Greenwood County on August 1, 1894. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights, and the progression of political rights of African Americans in America.