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Fisk University

 
 
Fisk University Marker. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Fisk University Marker.
Inscription. Fisk University, founded in 1866 by the American Missionary Association, was chartered in 1867 to provide higher education for men and women regardless of race. Named for General Clinton B. Fisk, assistant commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau for Kentucky and Tennessee, it was originally housed in army barracks. The first permanent building, Jubilee Hall, was completed in 1876, and built with funds raised in American and European concert tours by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 96.)
 
Location. 36° 9.941′ N, 86° 48.299′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north on Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fisk University. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arna Wendell Bontemps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery (about 300 feet away, measured
Fisk University Marker. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Fisk University Marker.
in a direct line); James Weldon Johnson Home (about 400 feet away); Hulda Margaret Lyttle (about 500 feet away); Samuel Allen McElwee (about 500 feet away); Talley-Brady Hall (about 500 feet away); Cravath Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Entrance to Fisk University on 17th Avenue image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Entrance to Fisk University on 17th Avenue
Fisk University sign, corner of Jefferson St. and 18th Ave. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Fisk University sign, corner of Jefferson St. and 18th Ave.
Jubilee Hall, Fisk University image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
5. Jubilee Hall, Fisk University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,887 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   5. submitted on October 6, 2013. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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