February 14, 2021

Today in History: Fisk University

Jubilee Singers, Fisk University
Today in History–January 9–the Library of Congress features the Fisk School (later known as Fisk University), which held its first classes on this day in 1866. Fisk is one of several historically black colleges–others include Atlanta University, Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), and Howard University. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to this historic institution.

Fisk School Opens from America’s Library

Fisk School historical newspaper articles

Fisk University historical newspaper articles

Fisk University images

Fisk University pamphlet, 1900

Contemporary legislation related to Fisk University

Fisk University Jubilee Singers song recordings

Fisk Jubilee Singers historical newspaper coverage

Minnie Tate, of the Jubilee singers photograph

Contemporary legislation related to the Fisk Jubilee Singers

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”—The Fisk University Jubilee Quartet 1909 article

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