May 25, 2019

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, c 1905)

Fisk University legislation

Fisk University Jubilee Quartet (song recordings)

Songs of the [Fisk University] Jubilee Singers (sheet music)

Fisk Jubilee Singers printed ephemera

Today in History: Howard University

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