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Fisk Campus Designated As National Historic District

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The Fisk campus was designated as a National Historic District in recognition of its architectural, historic, and cultural significance

First chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

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Fisk University received a charter for the first chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society on a predominantly black campus

First African-American president of Fisk University

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Charles S. Johnson became the first African-American president of Fisk University

Approved by of the Association of American University and the American Association of University Women

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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).

Jubilee Hall Built

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Jubilee Hall, the South’s first permanent structure was built for the education of black students.

First European Tour

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The second group of Fisk Jubilee Singers® left Nashville on the first European tour

Fisk Jubilee Singers – First Tour

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The first group of Fisk Jubilee Singers®, under the direction of George L. White, left Nashville on their first tour

Fisk University was incorporated

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Fisk University was incorporated

Fisk convened its first classes

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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 School Established

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The Fisk School was established in Nashville, Tennessee by John Ogden, the Reverent Erastus Milo Cravath and the Reverend Edward P. Smith.

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