John Outterbridge is born in Greenville, North Carolina.
John Outterbridge cofounds the artist co-op Seventy-Ninth Street Collective. They show and sell artworks out of a space called Gallery 79, located at 79th Street and Cottage Grove.
John Outterbridge begins teaching at the Compton Communicative Arts Academy (CCAA).
John Outterbridge becomes director of the CCAA.