A Timeline

1899 Born in Daytona, Florida
1920s Youth movement leader through the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
1923 Receives BA degree from Morehouse College
1926 Receives Bachelor of Divinity (DB) from Rochester Theological Seminary
1926–1928 Pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Oberlin, Ohio
1932–1944 Professor of Christian Theology and Dean of Rankin Chapel at Howard University
1935 Meets Mohandas Gandhi
1935–1936 Lead a “Negro Delegation of Friendship” to India, Burma, and Ceylon
1944 Helps establish the first racially integrated, intercultural, and interfaith church in the United States, the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, in San Francisco, California
1953–1965 Professor of Spiritual Resources and Dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University
1965–1981 Director of the Howard Thurman Educational Trust in San Francisco, California