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Hope, John

Born: 1868 AD
Died: 1936 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators

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.