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    Over 150 Years of Excellence

    Morehouse College has been producing extraordinary leaders, visionaries and pillars of the community. Since our humble beginnings in a church basement in 1867, we’ve established a legacy of excellence that continues to strengthen with each passing year. Famous graduates like Martin Luther King Jr. and Spike Lee are joined by five Rhodes scholars as well as congressmen, business titans, college presidents, and many more who proudly represent the Morehouse ideals. Explore our interactive timeline to discover the Morehouse story.

    It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.

    Benjamin E. Mays | President of Morehouse College from 1940 to 1967

    This is the place to become the best version of yourself.

    Cory Jackson | Morehouse College Class of ‘22