Founded in 1860 by freed slaves and freemen. Fisk School began to disentegrate through disrepair. There was not enough finances to repair and rebuild. The School became debt ridden.
Noticing that many students would gather together to sing the songs that they had learned as slaves, the school treasurer, George L. White, organised a group of the more talented singers to sing for the school; to help raise money. After successfully testing his idea with local concerts, the Fisk Jubilee Singers was born.
In October, 1871, the 1st tour was begun(to the U.S. Midwest).
In May of 1872, the initial tour over, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, had earned the school over $20,000.
In 1872 in Boston, Massachusetts, The Fisk Jubilee Singers sang before a crowd of 40,000.
The 1st Europeon Tour begins in May of 1893.
1878 -- The Fisk Jubilee Singers are disbanded after raising over $150,000 for what is now, Fisk University.
As an after effect; other than just fundraisers, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were ambassadors for the Negro colleges and it members, as well as, preservers of the African-American Spiritual.
- Born 1894 in Baltimore. Maryland.
- 1916 - Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University.
- 1920 - After a stint as a math instructor at Tuskeegee University he attends and
receives a Masters Degree from Clark University in Worchester,
- 1931 - Earns a Ph.D. from Chicago University.
- From 1922-1924 he taught Sociology and African Studies at Moorehouse
- From 1922-1927 he served as the Director of the Atlanta School of Social
- 1931-1934 - E. Franklin Frazier taught as a part of the faculty of Fisk
- Awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 1940.
- From 1934-1959 he served as the Head of the Howard University Department
of Sociology. He was named Professor Emeritus in 1959.
The Negro Family in Chicago
Traditions and patterns of Family Life
(winner of the John Anisfield Award)
Negro Youth At The Crossroads
The Negro in the United States
Race and Culture in the Modern World
The Negro Church in America
The Black Bourgeoise: The Rise of the New Middle Class
".....look for me in the Whirlwind"
"Up, you mighty race! You can accomplish what you will...No one knows when the hour of Africa's redemption cometh ....One day like a storm, it will be
here....Look for me in the Whirlwind!"
" I asked 'Where is the black man's government? Where is his king and his kingdom? Where is his president, his country and his ambassador, his army, his navy, his men of big affairs? I could not find them. I declared ' I will help make them."