News & Information
Fisk Food and Music Festival on the Campus Grove, June 29
Ground Breaking at Fisk University, May 3, 2019
“Fisk & Film” Fundraiser for the University, May 2, 2019
Fisk is One of Ten Winners of the 2019 Retool Your School Competition
Fisk is the top-ranked of three Tennessee institutions in Cluster Three to win a $50,000 Home Depot Retool Your School Award in the 2019 Competition. Other Tennessee institutions are Lane College, Jackson, TN and Meharry Medical College. The contest ended on April 14. Thanks to every Fiskite who participated in voting for our alma mater. Tennessee State University, in another cluster, also was a winner.
Fisk University President’s Monthly Newsletter, April 4, 2019
It is finally beginning to feel like springtime and I am excited about it. It is also quite clear our students are delighted with the expanded opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, which is evinced by the increased number of students occupying our various green spaces. They are a few weeks removed from Spring Break and are focused on the last few weeks of the semester. It is hard to believe graduation is nearly a month away.”
Dr. Jessie Carney Smith is Honoree of the Museum of the Bible
Dr. Jessie Carney Smith, Dean of the Library and holder of the Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at Fisk University, will be the honoree during an event at the Museum of the Bible celebrating Women’s History Month on March 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at the museum. The extremely rare copy of the Slave Bible also is on loan to the Museum of the Bible, as an exhibit, by Fisk University.
Dr. Smith is the author of numerous publications, including Black Firsts, 3rd Edition, 2013, Detroit: Visible Ink Press; Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture. 4 vols, 2011, Santa Barbara: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO; Civil Rights Facts and Firsts, 2009, with Linda Wynn, Detroit: Visible Ink Press; Notable Black American Men, Book II, 2006, Book I, 1999, Detroit: Gale Research; Notable Black American Women, 2003, Detroit: Gale Research.
In Review: The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, March 2, 2019
If you’re not allowed to hope for freedom, call it Heaven and stick it in a song. That was the strategy that emerged on March 2 at Zankel Hall, when the Fisk Jubilee Singers presented a concert of spirituals under the aegis of the Harry T Burleigh Society as the inaugural event of their 2019 conference. Very few of the selected songs explicitly mentioned the myriad horrors of chattel slavery or looked forward to its end with yearning, but even in the most ostensibly joyous numbers, the subtext was unmissable.
Plan Your Visit to Fisk University Galleries
Fisk University Galleries include the Carl Van Vechten Gallery, the Aaron Douglas Gallery and the Aaron Douglas Murals. All three are within a short walk of each other. When you arrive at the Carl Van Vechten Gallery, one of the Gallery Ambassadors will be happy to direct you to these and other sites on campus.
Tours & Class Visits: If you would like to schedule a free tour of the exhibitions with one of the Gallery Ambassadors or a class visit with a staff member, please call 615–329-8720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in a tour of Fisk University’s campus, please contact Kara Duke, Campus Visit Coordinator, in the Office of Recruitment and Admission, at 615–329-8835, or email email@example.com. Read more.
Welcome to Fisk by President Kevin D. Rome, Sr.
Fisk University Celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2016. Former faculty, staff, students, and graduates are called out.