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.
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.