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 John Hope

John Hope

Birth
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Death 20 Feb 1936 (aged 67)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Near Charles Merril Hall
Memorial ID 9666 · View Source
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Educator. Born poor in Augusta, Georgia, he became the first black president of Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1906 after joining the faculty in 1898, when it was the Atlanta Baptist College. He attended Brown University, where he graduated in 1894. He returned to Morehouse in 1919 after serving in France with the National YMCA. Upon his return, the new science building was completed in 1920. Hope was also a vice-president for the Citizen Trust Bank in Atlanta. In 1929, he joined with president Florence M. Reid of Spelman College and Myron Adams president of Atlanta University to establish the Atlanta University Center and became president of the new university. He died in 1936 and was buried on the campus of Morehouse College. After his death, the NAACP awarded him the Spingarn Medal.

Bio by: Curtis Jackson


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9666
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hope (2 Jun 1868–20 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9666, citing Morehouse College, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .