The Fisk University School of Humanities has partnered with Nashville-based arts organizations Choral Arts Link (CAL) and Intersection’s Commercial Music Ensemble (CME) to host UPON THESE SHOULDERS, an evening of song, orchestra, spoken word, and art.
The event will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Fisk Memorial Chapel. A pre-concert reception will be held from 5:30-6:45 at the Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery, also on the campus of Fisk University.
UPON THESE SHOULDERS will highlight local unsung heroes of the civil rights movement while also paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership in this era. Local artists will perform various genres of music conveying the historical context of early 20th century works during the pre-concert reception in the Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery.
“The music of the time plays a vital role in the civil rights movement, and included spirituals and hymns that have evolved and continue through varying works of art into today’s soundtrack of the movement,” said Margaret Campbelle-Holman, executive director of CAL. “This program will connect generations by linking the soundtrack of the past to today and into tomorrow through Classical, Rap and Spoken Word and will highlight common themes that each generation shares.”
Performers include Intersection CME led by Kelly Corcoran, Dave Ragland’s Diaspora, Tyler Samuel,
CAL’s MET Singers and more. Choral Arts Link will continue its partnership with Fisk University and Intersection CME with an additional program scheduled in April 2017 that will showcase the cultural experiences of late 20th and early 20th century composers and their communities.
1 Million Grant from UNCF
Fisk University will host its annual Christmas at Fisk holiday concert on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Fisk Memorial Chapel.
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Friday, October 21, 2016
Activist and Fisk alumna Diane Nash will return to Fisk University to serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Jubilee Day convocation on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10am in the Fisk Memorial Chapel.
October 6 - December 9, 2016
Fisk University has announced the launch of The Executive Series, a monthly lecture series featuring Nashville’s top executives who share their stories, expertise, and interpretation of leadership.
The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $452K to Fisk University to develop a model that broadens the participation of women, namely of African American, Hispanic and Native American descent, from postdoctoral professionals into tenured faculty positions in the Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) areas.
Dr. Claud Anderson, founder of the PowerNomics Corporation of America and author of “PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America”, will speak at Fisk University on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7pm in the Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall. Dr. Anderson will lecture on economic development and empowerment in the African American community.
Dr. Mary Frances Berry will discuss her latest publication, “Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich”, which highlights issues surrounding voter fraud and voter manipulation
Sophomore Ebenezer Armah, a native of Mamponteng Ash, Ghana, has been named the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Education and Technology Foundation.