Historic Site: Jubilee Hall at Fisk University

Jubilee Hall at Fisk University was the first permanent structure erected in the South for the education of African Americans. It was constructed with proceeds from the historic 1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers‘ tour. The singers began as group of traveling students trying to earn enough money to keep the school afloat. The tour so electrified audiences that the Jubilee Singers toured the United States and Europe, often bringing their audience to tears. The tour raised funds for the college and allowed the construction of Jubilee Hall. It designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

For more information, visit the Jublilee Hall website.

Jubilee Hall at Fisk University