1930 - Thomas Sowell born in Gastonia, NC. Father passes shortly before.
1939 - Moves to Harlem, NYC. Raised by his great-aunt and her two daughters.
1939 - A young Thomas walks into his first public library.
1942 - Becomes first person in family to pass the 6th grade.
1947 - Needing to work, left home and finished high school at night.
1948 - Tried out for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1951 - Drafted into U.S. Marine Corps during Korean War.
1952-53 - Served in Combat Camera Corps – gained lifelong passion for photography.
1958 - Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University.
1959 - Earned Master’s Degree from Columbia University.
1963-80 - Taught Economics at Howard University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and UCLA, respectively.
1968 - Earned Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago.
1971 - Published first book Economics: Analyses and Issues.
1980 - Becomes Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
1984 - Began 30+ year career as weekly syndicated columnist.
2002 - Presented National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush.
June, 2020 - Published 37th first edition book at 90 years old.
TODAY - Remains one of the most brilliant minds of the 21st century.