1870 – Born on the 24th of November in Frederica, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
1892 – He studied the printing trade at Hampton Institute.
1898 – He received a law degree from Kent College of Law, Chicago.
1905 – He founded The Chicago Defender with an initial investment of 25 cents.
1940 – He died of Bright’s disease (acute or chronic nephritis) on the 29th of February and was interred in
the Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago.