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Free Covid-19 Testing at Third New Hope Baptist Church, Detroit, Until March 2021

The Reverend Lester E. Thomas, West Campus Pastor, Third New Hope Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, is an alum­nus of Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, Class of 1990, and a mem­ber of the Detroit Fisk Club. He and Lead Pastor, The Reverend QuanTez Pressley of Third New Hope Baptist Church, in part­ner­ship with the Henry Ford Health System, are pro­vid­ing an urgent­ly need­ed com­mu­ni­ty resource in the bat­tle against the dev­as­tat­ing Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.




First Summer Community Clean-up and Give Back, Saturday, August 22, 2020.

The HBCU Network is part­ner­ing with Detroit City Lions, Live 6 Alliance and D&D Landscaping for the First Summer Clean-up and Give Back. Please wear your Fisk T-shirts and rep­re­sent our alma mater.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK! The orga­niz­ers of this event will be divid­ing every­one into small groups through­out the neigh­bor­hood.

After the clean-up, join the Activity Day at Ella Fitzgerald Park for lunch, back­pack give­away and activ­i­ties for par­ents and chil­dren. See the fly­er, below, for details.





Detroit HBCU Alumni Network’s 2019 Summer Homecoming Weekend, August 1–4, 2019




Jubilee’ Makes a Star of the Chorus at Arena Stage

Theater Critic
The Washington Post
May 20 at 1:08 PM

From left, Lisa Arrindell (Ella Sheppard), Jaysen Wright (Edmund Watkins), Katherine Alexis Thomas (Minnie Tate), Zonya Love (Georgia Gordon), Greg Watkins (Benjamin Holmes) and Shaleah Adkisson (Mabel Lewis) in “Jubilee,” at Arena Stage. (Margot Schulman)

Tazewell Thompson’s brac­ing new a cap­pel­la musi­cal “Jubilee” is about a choir, and it’s told in a near­ly unbro­ken cas­cade of song. This pre­miere at Arena Stage is a trib­ute to the Jubilee Singers of Nashville’s his­tor­i­cal­ly black Fisk University, which was found­ed short­ly after the Civil War, and the cast of 13 forms a tight­ly drilled unit, flow­ing through dozens of spir­i­tu­als. The show tells its sto­ry by sat­u­rat­ing you in its music.

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The Reverend Al Sharpton, Jr., to Deliver the 2019 Fisk University Commencement Address

Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton

Nashville, Tenn., April 12, 2019 – Civil rights activist Reverend Alfred C. Sharpton Jr., will deliv­er the 2019 keynote address dur­ing the 145th com­mence­ment exer­cise for Fisk University. Graduation cer­e­monies will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (7594 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37189), on Monday, May 6, 2019, begin­ning at 10:00 a.m. 

It is an hon­or and priv­i­lege for the Fisk com­mu­ni­ty to have Rev. Al Sharpton deliv­er­ing remarks to our 2019 grad­u­at­ing class,” said President Kevin D. Rome, Sr., Ph.D. “He has lived an extra­or­di­nary life full of accom­plish­ments and made a sig­nif­i­cant impact on our com­mu­ni­ty. I know that his words will inspire our grad­u­ates to cre­ate pos­i­tive change in their com­mu­ni­ties after grad­u­at­ing Fisk.”

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Join Classmates and Other Fiskites On-Campus in Nashville dur­ing the 2019 Fisk Alumni Reunion

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Are You Connected to the Fisk Forever Network?

Cravath Hall

The Fisk Forever Network is a cus­tomized, pass­word-pro­tect­ed area of the University’s web­site specif­i­cal­ly for Fisk alum­ni! The por­tal is a one-stop-shop where you can update your con­tact infor­ma­tion, search for oth­er alum­ni, and man­age your e-mail.

Are you con­nect­ed?



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Newsletter of the Detroit Fisk Club


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Michigan Manual of Freedmen’s Progress, Detroit, MI, 1915

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
1 SECTION 1. Wilmont A. Johnson, Mary E. McCoy and
2 Francis H. Warren, of Wayne County ; Charles A. Warren,
3 of Cass coun­ty ; William R. Roberts, of Ingham
4 coun­ty ; Elsworth L. Curtis, of Berrien coun­ty ; S. Henri
5 Browne, of Kent coun­ty ; Margaret Williams, of Kalamazoo
6 coun­ty, and Oscar Baker, of Bay coun­ty ; hav­ing hereto­fore
7 been appoint­ed by the Governor of the state of
8 Michigan, del­e­gates to the Half Century Anniversary of
9 Negro Freedmen, to be held in the city of Chicago, state
10 of Illinois, from the twen­ty-sec­ond day of August to the
11 twen­ty-third day of September, 1915, are here­by cre­at­ed
12 a com­mis­sion to rep­re­sent the State of Michigan at the
13 exhi­bi­tion to be held in con­nec­tion with the said cel­e­bra­tion.
14 The mem­bers of the com­mis­sion, so con­sti­tut­ed,
15 shall serve with­out com­pen­sa­tion, but shall be reim­bursed
16 for nec­es­sary and rea­son­able trav­el­ing, hotel and oth­er
17 expens­es, actu­al­ly and nec­es­sar­i­ly incurred in the
18 per­for­mance of their duties ; Provided, That the sec­re­tary of
19 said com­mis­sion shall receive such rea­son­able com­pen­sa­tion
20 as said com­mis­sion may deter­mine. The com­mis­sion
21 shall elect a pres­i­dent and a sec­re­tary from among its
22 mem­bers.
1 SEC. 2. Within a rea­son­able time after this act takes
2 effect, the com­mis­sion shall orga­nize by the elec­tion of a
3 pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary ; a notice of the orga­ni­za­tion with
4 the names of the pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary, with their
5 sig­na­tures, shall be filed with the state trea­sur­er and the
6 audi­tor-gen­er­al.
1 SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the com­mis­sion to col­lect,
2 pre­pare, install and care for, at said exhi­bi­tion, an
3 exhib­it of inven­tions and hand­i­work in art, sci­ence, man­u­fac­ture
4 and agri­cul­ture; and to pre­pare a man­u­al show­ing
5 the pro­fes­sion­al, polit­i­cal, reli­gious and edu­ca­tion­al
6 achieve­ments of cit­i­zens of this state in whole or in part of
7 Negro descent.

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Tuskegee Airmen National History Museum Galleries to Call the Wright Museum Home

Tuskegee Airmen National History Museum Galleries are to be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit for the next sev­er­al years, open­ing February 2019.

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