Fisk Jubilee Singers Timeline
Below is a brief timeline of the history for the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Fisk School EstablishedJanuary 1, 1866
The Fisk School was established in Nashville, Tennessee by John Ogden, the Reverent Erastus Milo Cravath and the Reverend Edward P. Smith.
Fisk convened its first classesJanuary 9, 1866
Fisk convened its first classes in facilities in the former Union Army barracks, near the present site of the Union Station. These facilities were provided by General Clinton B. Fisk, after whom the school was named.
Fisk University was incorporatedAugust 22, 1867
Fisk University was incorporated
Fisk Jubilee Singers – First TourOctober 6, 1871
The first group of Fisk Jubilee Singers®, under the direction of George L. White, left Nashville on their first tour
First European TourOctober 6, 1871
The second group of Fisk Jubilee Singers® left Nashville on the first European tour
Jubilee Hall BuiltJanuary 1, 1876
Jubilee Hall, the South’s first permanent structure was built for the education of black students.
Approved by of the Association of American University and the American Association of University WomenJanuary 1, 1930
Fisk University became the first African-American institution to be placed on the approved list of the Association of American University (1933) and the American Association of University Women (1948).
First African-American president of Fisk UniversityJanuary 1, 1946
Charles S. Johnson became the first African-American president of Fisk University
First chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa SocietyJanuary 1, 1953
Fisk University received a charter for the first chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society on a predominantly black campus
Fisk Campus Designated As National Historic DistrictAugust 21, 2017
The Fisk campus was designated as a National Historic District in recognition of its architectural, historic, and cultural significance