1882 – He was born on the 22nd of April.
– He studied at Atlanta Baptist College, the University of Chicago and Harvard.
– He taught at Atlanta Baptist College, Howard University, and Shaw University, serving as the Dean of Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA.
1910 – He wrote a good deal of poetry, but is best known for his prose work including: The Negro Literature and Art.
1919 – He wrote a Short History of the American Negro.
1921 – He wrote a Short History of the English Drama and A Social History of the American Negro.
1925 – He wrote a New Survey of English Literature.
1939 – He died on the 1st of February.