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Thurman, Howard

Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1981 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Philosopher, Theologian

1900 – Howard Thurman, born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was an author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader.

1923 – Graduated from Morehouse College as valedictorian.

1925 – He was ordained a Baptist minister, after completing his study at the Colgate Rochester Theological Seminary (now Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School).

1932 – 1944 – He served as dean of Rankin Chapel at Howard University in the District of Columbia.

1944 – He left his prestigious tenured position at Howard to help the Fellowship of Reconciliation establish the first racially integrated, intercultural church in the United States, the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, California.

1949 – He was the author of 20 books of ethical and cultural criticism. The most famous of his works, Jesus and the Disinherited, deeply influenced Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

1953 – 1965 – He later became the first Black dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University.

1965 – After leaving Marsh Chapel, he continued his ministry as director of the Howard Thurman Educational Trust in San Francisco.

1981 – Died on the 10th of April in Daytona Beach, Florida.