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 University pamphlet, 1900
Fisk University Jubilee Singers song recordings
Minnie Tate, of the Jubilee singers photograph