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Painting of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers by the court painter of Queen Victoria. This life-size canvas is housed in the Appleton Room of Fisk’s Jubilee Hall.

What You Should Know about Fisk

The article here provides helpful information about Fisk University.

Jubilee Hall is a living monument to the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, who raised enormous funds from their tours throughout the United States and Europe, beginning in 1871, as they introduced the Negro Spiritual to the world as art song.

Fisk University, founded in 1866, has a rich legacy of excellence and leadership in higher education. To get acquainted with its history, click here. Its graduates have been outstanding in their careers and their service to humanity over the years  The University’s mission and values are set forth here.

The Detroit Fisk Club

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and is located, across the Detroit River, from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Over the years, there have been many Detroit area and Michigan-wide Fisk graduates — Fiskites.

The Detroit Fisk Club is the only Fisk Club in Michigan and, therefore, is represen-tative of the entire state of  over 300 known Fisk alumni. The Detroit Fisk Club is a chapter of the General Alumni Association of Fisk University (GAAFU) and its Midwest Region. The Club assists Fisk University with the recruitment and support of students from Michigan and in fundraising for the University. It also engages with similar alumni organiza-tions in the Detroit area from other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in mutually beneficial endeavors.

From September 14-16, 2018, the Detroit Fisk Club was host chapter for the GAAFU Midwest Biennial Regional Conference in downtown Detroit and, on September 15, sponsored a fundraising event, celebrating alumna Deborah Fitzgerald Copeland ’70, at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit.

Former presidents of the Detroit Fisk Club have included Robert Orr, DO, ’59, Leonard Davis, DDS, ’58, Maurice Shane ’67, John Carruthers ’73, William Burton, JD, ’85, and Yolanda Hudson, MA, ’87.

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