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Fisk University

1. Currently A total of 36-46 hours are required to fulfill the core requirement2. Fisk University is a historically black university3. The oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee4. In February, 1978, the Fisk campus was designated as a National Historic District5. In 1930, Fisk became the first African-American institution to gain accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and School6. In 1953, Fisk received a charter for the first chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society on a predominantly black campus7. There are over 50 student groups and organizations on campus8. Miss Fisk University serves as the official student ambassador for Fisk University9. The University Choir is the oldest organization of its kind in Tennessee10. 88.1FM WFSK is an educational community-based radio station

Fisk produces success among various types of students. The curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts. The faculty emphasizes the discovery and growth of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities.

Fisk University was founded in 1866 by John Ogden, Reverend Erastus Cravath, and Reverend Edward Smith just after the ending of the Civil War. It was named after General Clinton B. Fisk of the Tennessee Freedman's Bureau. The college in Nashville, Tennesee gave new hope for freed slaves. African Americans could now have an education.

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