1949 – Reverend Calvin Otis Butts III was born on the 19th of July in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
1967 – He earned his high school diploma from Flushing High School, where he was a member of the track team and president of the senior class.
1972 – Butts received his B.A. degree from Morehouse College. While a student, Butts pledged Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and was active in civil rights.
1975 – He returned to New York and earned his master of divinity degree in church history from Union Theological Seminary and later his doctorate of ministry in church and public policy from Drew University.
1989 – He was pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
1999 – He was president of State University of New York at Old Westbury.
2005 – Butts was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on the 1st of February.