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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

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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.