This weekend, the city will commemorate the portion of Fifth Avenue renamed after the civil rights icon, beginning with a memorial service Friday night at First Baptist Church. After Rep. John Lewis, who began his work in Nashville, passed away last year, Metro Council renamed the portion from Germantown to the Nashville City Cemetery, to Rep. John Lewis Way.
Fisk University in North Nashville is showing no signs of slowing its growth. The historically Black college is preparing to enter the fall semester with more students and a stronger academic class than in previous years.
People driving past Fisk University’s campus on Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard might notice one of the historic buildings draped in burlap sacks. The installment is the work of an African artist, assembled by students.
Fisk University is getting a $500,000 grant to make its art galleries more accessible to students and community members.
The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers have spent more than a century making a name for themselves as a talented music group. So, it wasn’t a surprise when they won their first Grammy award in March.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Nashville Symphony, and an array of lauded local musicians were among the winners at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
The Fisk University marching band is somewhat of a little-known secret. But despite a pandemic, it’s being revived.
Private universities were expecting to bear some of the brunt of the coronavirus fallout this year. They anticipated students would choose less expensive, public colleges instead. Enrollment data, however, show a few Middle Tennessee campuses are seeing higher than expected interest.
Fisk landed on probation status list three years ago, over concerns about its finances. But interim president Vann Newkirk says now, the budget has never been stronger.
Just as the semester began, Fisk’s president was put on leave following allegations about his conduct off-campus. Now, the administration and alumni are trying to figure out what it means to move forward after an unusual start to the year.