1868 – An Educator was born on the 2nd day of June this year in Augusta, Georgia. He was the son of a white father, who was a farmer, and a black mother.
1890 – He graduated from Worcester Academy in this year, then taught at Brown University.
1894 – He graduated from Brown University, and then he taught at Roger Williams University.
1897 – He married Lugenia Burns Hope, who would become a well-known social reformer.
1898 – He left Roger Williams to become professor of Classics at Atlanta Baptist College, (now Morehouse College).
1906 – He was appointed the institution’s first black president.
1918 – He served as a YMCA secretary with black soldiers in France from this year until 1919 and organized the Commission on Interracial Cooperation of which he became the first president.
1928 – Morehouse and Spellman College became affiliated with Atlanta University and Hope was unanimously chosen to be president of the institution. He held this position until his death in 1936.
1932 – He received a LL.D. from Bates College. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.
1936 – He died on the 20th day of February this year.