McKay travels to Russia. While in Russia McKay speaks at, The Third Communist International in Moscow.
Festus Claudius McKay dies as a result of a heart attack May 22, 1948.
Claude McKay gets baptized as a Roman Catholic October 11th, 1944, despite being agnostic for many years.
· McKay publishes multiple poems in Seven Arts magazine under the pseudonym "Eli Edwards".
Claude McKay enrolls at the Tuskegee Institute in 1912. McKay is influenced by the work of Booker T. Washington and attends the university with the intent of studing agronomy.
McKay attends Kansas State University in 1914.
Claude McKay publishes his poem "If We Must Die" in The Liberator in during the Red Summer of 1919.
Claude McKay marries Eulalie Imelda Edwards July 30th, 1914. Their marriage ends after 6 months.
· McKay travels to London, England in 1919 and remains in the United Kingdom until 1921. During his stay in England, McKay publishes his book, Spring in New Hampshire, and works as a journalist for the periodical, Workers’ Dreadnought.
Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay is born September 15th, 1890. McKay is born in Sunny Ville, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica to Thomas Francis McKay and Hannah Ann Elizabeth Edwards.