Editor's note: The following was excerpted from the inaugural lecture in honor of the late Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson. Dr. Johnson, who died in 1976 at the age of 86, was the president of Howard University from 1926 to 1960. The annual lecture series in his honor was inaugurated on January 27, 1978 with an address by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, president emeritus of Morehouse College and a friend of Dr. Johnson's.
Mays, Benjamin E.
"The Relevance of Mordecai Wyatt Johnson,"
New Directions: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: http://dh.howard.edu/newdirections/vol5/iss3/4