Fisk University

America’s most influential social scientist, one of the smartest Americans ever, was educated at Fisk.front gate

W.E.B. Dubois was not Fisk’s first student, though probably its most notable.  Marion Berry went there too but that is another story and neither of these guys are the point. The point is Fisk.

Only six months after the end of the civil war, during that hopeful time of liberation, a school for freed black people was founded in Nashville. That school still stands and is now a well respected University.

jubilee hall quarter

Fisk has a partnership with Case Western, just in case you want to add a large research institution to your liberal arts degree. Sorry. I’m a father approaching middle age which means my souring sense of humor cannot resist poor punning.

But Fisk really is partnered with Case Western.

chapel inside

admin building

mural

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4 responses to “Fisk University

  1. Approaching middle age?! I guess an argument could be made that one is approaching until reaching middle age, but I am in full denial that my just-barely-older brother is old enough to refer to himself in such a way. (Admittedly, I got mentally stuck at age 25 which makes you only in your late 20’s as well and not even balding.)

  2. Hessy

    You forgot the Fisk Jubilee singers. Talk about world renown.

  3. rnyia

    petty
    or
    nahh

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