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Detroit HBCU Alumni Network’s 2019 Summer Homecoming Weekend, August 1–4, 2019
‘Jubilee’ Makes a Star of the Chorus at Arena Stage
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.
The Reverend Al Sharpton, Jr., to Deliver the 2019 Fisk University Commencement Address
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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Newsletter of the Detroit Fisk Club
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
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
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.
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.