Catalogue of Fisk University (Google eBook)

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The University, 1898
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Page 5 - At the beginning of the enterprise the purpose of establishing for the colored people of the South a university that should adequately provide for them the advantages of Christian education to whatever extent the capacity and energy of the race should in the future demand, was distinctly announced.
Page 6 - Organization and Aims The work of founding Fisk University was begun in October, 1865, under the auspices of the American Missionary Association of New York City, and the .Western Freedman's Aid Commission, of Cincinnati. At the beginning of the enterprise the purpose of establishing for the colored people of the South a university that should adequately provide for them the advantages of Christian education to whatever extent the capacity and energy of the race should in the future demand, was distinctly...
Page 13 - ACCOMMODATIONS FOR WOMEN Fisk University recognizes the absolute necessity of the right education for young women. The highest interest of every community depends largely upon the intelligence, frugality, virtue, and noble aspirations of its women. This general truth has unusual force in its application to the future well-being of the colored people of the South. To enable Fisk University to meet its responsibility in this direction special efforts have been made to provide the best possible advantages...
Page 7 - Association, and of those who have been its representatives in the University, to make good, in letter and in spirit, this bold and comprehensive promise, made to an emancipated race in the bright morning of its new life. To found a college and thoroughly to establish among the colored youth the conviction of the absolute necessity of patient, long-continued, exact, and comprehensive work in preparation for high positions and large responsibilities, seemed fundamental to the accomplishment of the...
Page 7 - ... good in letter and spirit this bold and comprehensive promise, made to an emancipated race in the bright morning of its new life. To found a college and thoroughly to establish among the colored youth the conviction of the absolute necessity of patient, long-continued, exact, and comprehensive work in preparation for high positions and large responsibilities, seemed fundamental to the accomplishment of the true mission of the university. Solid, radical, and permanent results have been sought...
Page 5 - Fisk's mission statement, for instance, claimed that it "aim[ed] to be a great center of the best Christian educational forces for the training of the colored youth of the South, that they may be rightly disciplined and inspired for leaders in the vitally important work that needs to be done for their race in this country and on the continent of Africa.
Page 44 - Seymour). Mathematics: University Algebra ( Wells). WINTER TERM. Latin: Latin Prose Composition. Greek: Iliad, first three books completed ; Thucydides, Seventh Book (Smith); Peloponnesian War. Mathematics: Spherical Geometry ; Trigonometry (Wells).
Page 59 - ... of the Negro race to go uncultivated. There are four teachers of instrumental and vocal music, three of whom devote their whole time to musical instruction. The Mozart Musical Society has been " organized for the purpose of studying and from time to time rendering in public standard musical compositions of the most advanced character, including oratorios.
Page 12 - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana. Michigan, Mississippi. Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia: also India, Ontario, and Quebec.
Page 91 - New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming tire, in this group.

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