Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Fisk University



Marker ID: THC 3A 96
Location: at the intersection of Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. and Jackson Street, Nashville TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.941    W 086° 48.299
  36.16568333    -86.80498333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Fisk University, founded in 1866 by the American Missionary Association, was chartered in 1867 to provide higher education for men and women regardless of race. Named for General Clinton B. Fisk, assistant commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau for Kentucky and Tennessee, it was originally housed in army barracks. The first permanent building, Jubilee Hall, was completed in 1876, and built with funds raised in American and European concert tours by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commissi