Fisk University: History, Building and Site, and Services of Dedication, at Nashville, Tennessee, January 1, 1876
Published for the Trustees of Fisk University, 1876 - African American universities and colleges - 64 pages
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Page 14 - Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills...
Page 15 - ... a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of oil olive and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Page 25 - And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of 'salvation : the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Page 16 - Lord of the Universe ! shield us and guide us, Trusting Thee always, through shadow and sun ! Thou hast united us, who shall divide us? Keep us, oh keep us the MANY IN ONE! Up with our banner bright, Sprinkled with starry light, Spread its fair emblems from mountain to shore, While through the sounding sky Loud rings the Nation's cry, — UNION AND LIBERTY ! ONE EVERMORE ! SONGS OF WELCOME AND FAREWELL AMERICA TO RUSSIA AUGUST 5, 1866 Read by Hon.
Page 36 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 24 - EDUCATION is a companion which no misfortune can depress — no crime can destroy — no enemy can alienate — no despotism enslave. At home, a friend — abroad, an introduction — in solitude, a solace — and in society, an ornament. It chastens vice — it guides virtue — it gives at once, grace and government to genius — without it, what is MAN? A splendid slave — a reasoning savage ! К
Page 15 - ... recommend a declaration of independence, and call upon the world and the great God who governs it to witness the necessity, propriety, and rectitude thereof.
Page 27 - McFerrin, senior secretary of the missionary society of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, used these words: I want you, Gen. Fisk, and all others to understand that the Southern people, as far as my information extends — that is, the intelligent, patriotic, and Christian people of the South with, perhaps, a few exceptions — rejoice in the education and elevation of the colored people and fully appreciate the grand work you are doing for them. I stand on my native soil and bear this testimony....
Page 8 - ... is supplied with all the modern conveniences of water, steam, and gas. It is heated throughout by steam, and each room has a radiator. There are 375 gas burners in the house. The entire building contains 120 rooms. Jubilee Hall is to be the dormitory department of Fisk University, but until suitable college buildings can be erected, will be made to answer all purposes. The building is drained by a twelve-inch sewer pipe, which runs 1,500 feet to a natural aqueduct, which connects with the river....
Page 8 - The building is in the form of an ' L,' and has an east front of 145 feet, and a south front of 128 feet. Including basement and cellar it is six stories high, and is supplied with all the modern conveniences of water, steam and gas. It is heated throughout by steam, and each room has a radiator. There are 375 gas burners in the house.