What is the origin of the phrase 'A mind is a terrible thing to waste'?
It is the slogan of the United Negro College Fund. Take a look
at the site's homepage via the Related Link.
Originally, the phrase was going to be "A mind is a damned thing
to waste" but they felt the language was too strong. Also, one of
the men who worked on the campaign had a son who went on to
influence societal thinking in his own way as a president of
EDIT: Actually it is a famous quote by Malcolm X. The UNCF use
his quote as their slogan