As a leading private, liberal arts university, Fisk University fulfills a crucial role in preparing students to become successful professionals and citizens. Fisk has a rich legacy of producing scholars and leaders. Among the many Fisk luminaries are W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, John Hope Franklin, The Honorable Timothy Donaldson, Nikki Giovanni, Judith Jamison, Johnetta Cole, David Levering Lewis, Kym Whitley, and The Honorable John R. Lewis.
From its founding in 1866, Fisk University students have been catalysts for change locally, nationally and internationally. The Fisk Jubilee Singers® introduced the world to the musical genre known today as the Negro spiritual. W.E.B. DuBois and Ida B. Wells were early leaders of the quest for human rights. Fisk students Diane Nash and John Lewis were leaders of the civil rights movement that changed Nashville.
Fisk is an iconic institution steeped in tradition and history, yet dynamic and contemporary to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As Julian Williams, “Mr. Fisk, 2013-2014,” stated: “Fisk is small enough to know your name and large enough to meet your needs.”
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Jubilee Singers perform in Los Angeles March 1st and 2nd
Friday marked one year since I arrived in Nashville to assume my role as the 15th president of historic Fisk University. Person after person, across the community, greeted my wife, Carole, and me with a wide smile and a hearty “Welcome to Nashville!” What a ride the first year has been!
Practice for upcoming events in the spring semester
Phi Mu Alpha step rehearsal
Meetings to have writing workshops and practice performing.
After-school tutoring for the participants of the THRUST Math and Science Enrichment Program
Bi-weekly open mic and forum