Campus Spotlight

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Jan. 24, 2017
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The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a renowned ensemble based at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., will be the featured performer at the 2017 Expressions of King’s Legacy at noon Jan. 26 in the Gordon Field House. An American a cappella ensemble that performs Negro spirituals originally sung by slaves prior to the Civil War, the Fisk Jubilee Singers introduced the public to a new genre that remains a vibrant musical tradition today. Dating back to 1871 when the ensemble was established, the talented student-singers broke racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, entertaining presidents and European royalty throughout the years. In 2008, the group received the prestigious National Medal of Arts, presented by President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush during a ceremony at the White House.

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