Henrietta Myers collection on the Fisk Jubilee Singers, 1947-[19--].
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Established as Fisk Free Colored School in Nashville, Tenn., in Dec. 1865 by John Ogden, Rev. Erastus Milo Caravath, and Rev. Edward P. Smith; named in honor of Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau for Tennessee and Kentucky, who provided the new institution with facilities and contributed over $30,000 to the school; opened on 9 Jan. 1866 with almost two hundred students of all ages; incorporated as Fisk University on 22 Aug. 1867 after its curriculum shifted to ...
Myers, Henriett Helena Crawley, 1878-1968.
Fisk University student and member and later director of the Jubilee Singers; b. Henrietta Helena Crawley; married James Andrews Myers, 1906. From the description of Henrietta Myers collection on the Fisk Jubilee Singers, 1947-[19--]. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972594 ...
Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970
Francis Hall Johnson (1888-1970), African American choral director, composer, and arranger. From the description of Hall Johnson collection, 1933-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79463092 "Hall Johnson, a native of Athens, [Georgia], was a highly regarded African American choral director, composer, arranger, and violinist who dedicated his career to preserving the integrity of the Negro spiritual as it had been performed during the era of slavery. His Hall Johnson Choir,...
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955
Cordell Hull was a Tennessee state representative (1893-1897), a judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee (1903-1906), U.S. Representative for Tennessee (1907-1921, 1923-1931), chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee (1921-1924), U.S. Senator for Tennessee (1931-1933), Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1944), and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. From the description of Cordell Hull letter, 1941 Dec. 12. (Loui...
Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.)
Designed to be America's foremost center for classical music, Carnegie Hall has extended its 3 stages not only to different types of music, but also to lecturers, staged productions, and one stage even served for a time (early 1960s to 1997) as a cinema until it was reclaimed for live performances. Known for its wonderful acoustics, Carnegie Hall is known as the premier location for music of all sorts. From the description of Belknap Collection, Theatre and theatre groups 1895- : Car...
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel, 1875-1912
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London on August 15, 1875 to African and English parents. He studied composition (with Charles Villiers Stanford) and violin at the Royal Conservatory of Music. After completing his studies in 1897, he held a variety of posts as a conductor and teacher, while pursuing a career as a composer. The best known of his many works is the cantata Hiawatha's Wedding Feast . Coleridge-Taylor's growing international fame took him to the United States three times, and he ...
Davis, Louise Littleton
Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971
Ralph Bunche was Secretary of United Nations. From the description of Letter (typewritten) to Abraham Stavsky, 1967, February 28. (Regent University). WorldCat record id: 49291995 Ralph Johnson Bunche b 1904; educated at University of California, Los Angeles (AB), Harvard University (AM, PhD); Chairman, Dept of Political Science, Howard University, Washington DC, 1928-1950; Director, Trusteeship Department, Unted Nations, 1946-1954; acting UN Mediator on Palestine, 1948-1949...
The Fisk Jubilee Singers originated with nine students, Isaac Dickerson, Maggie Porter, Minnie Tate, Jennie Jackson, Benjamin Holmes, Thomas Rutling, Eliza Walker, Green Evans, and Ella Sheppard, who set out on a concert tour of the North on 6 Oct. 1871 to save the financially ailing Fisk University; idea to form the group was conceived by George L. White, Fisk University's white treasurer; because the University disapproved of the idea, White had to borrow money for the tour; White gave the gro...
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1931-47
Thompson, Tommy George, 1941-