Fisk University


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Fisk University,

at Nashville, Tenn.; coeducational; founded 1865, opened 1866, and chartered 1867. It became a university in 1967. Fisk, long an outstanding African-American school, is open to all qualified students. It has affiliations with Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt Univ. (engineering and management), and Howard Univ. (pharmacy). The university library is especially noted for its African-American collection, and the Carl Van Vechten Gallery for its Stieglitz Collection of photography.
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Born in Starkville, Mississippi, he is a graduate of Fisk University (BA, 1967) and of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Boston College (PhD, philosophy, 1972).
In 1929 Aaron Douglas was offered a commission to paint murals for the Fisk University library.
The Franklin Library at Fisk University contained Work's microfilms of his music transcriptions and indexes, and Adams's M.
The Chairman of the Fisk University Board of Trustees, Virgis W.
Henderson of Fisk University in Nashville have fabricated so-called optical matter with the hope of eventually using it to create nanometer-scale structures and materials.
Nashville's got the renowned Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University, the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt, and the Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood.
I picked a speech Ralph Bunche gave at Fisk University in the 1940s entitled "The Barriers of Race Can Be Surmounted," and I still think about that speech on days when I doubt it.
At a time when the system of segregation posed increasing problems for the higher education of African Americans, Du Bois received his undergraduate education at Fisk University and graduate training at Harvard and the University of Berlin.
The Van Vechten Art Gallery, near Centennial Park on the Fisk University Campus, features works by Picasso, Cezanne, O'Keefe, Renoir and legendary African-American artists.
He proved to be an exceptional student who in 1913 passed a major examination that won him entrance to the College Preparatory Department of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.
At the time of the Los Angeles riots in 1992, during a commencement address at the predominantly black Fisk University in Nashville, Powell said, "Let the fact that you are black or yellow or white be a source of pride and inspiration to you.
As vice chairperson of the Democratic Socialists of America from 1979 to 1984, I helped to create DSA's National and Racial Minorities Commissions and raised my own funds to sponsor DSA's first gathering of socialists of color, which was held at Fisk University in Nashville in 1983.