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Nashville Fisk Club Newsletter, February 4, 2019
Editor’s Note: Fisk University recently corrected a longstanding error in the picture depicting Jubilee Hall, as on page eight of this newsletter, and fixed here on the University’s website; probably, after this newsletter issue had gone to press. It has to do with the building previously listed in Fisk’s history as Julibee Hall, in 1876 which, actually, was of Bennett Hall, demolished many years ago. The University is commended for having made this important correction. To read this attractive and informative newsletter, click here.
Steak Out in Nashville Benefiting Fisk in February
The Sedona Taphouse in Nashville will be hosting steak or salmon dinners on February 4, 11, 18, and 25, at $10.00 each, with $4.00 each going to Fisk University. If you will be in Nashville on one of those dates, you may want to participate. You always may donate to Fisk directly at https://connect.fisk.edu/donate.
Dr. Josie R. Johnson to Release Memoir
Dr. Josie Johnson, Fisk ’51, the daughter of a Houston civil rights activist, has been on the front lines of the struggle for justice and equality since she was a teen, going door-to-door to campaign in Texas for the removal of a “poll tax” used to deny African-Americans the right to vote. A graduate of Fisk University in Nashville – a historically Black university – Johnson became an influential figure in politics, serving as chief of staff for multiple campaigns and serving as a Minnesota DFL delegate who cast a vote in the historic 2008 presidential election that saw the election of the nation’s first Black president, Barack Obama. She holds the distinction of being the first African-American to serve on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. Read more.