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Fisk Announces the 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book Honoring the Fisk Jubilee Singers®

Fisk University announces the release of a limited-edition commemorative book, Heritage & Honor: 150 Year Story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The Fisk Jubilee Singers®’ storied history and evolution since its inception in 1871 is deeply woven into the fabric of the African American experience. Their story of hope, resilience, and triumph parallels sacred songs they have preserved and sang over 150 years.

Dr. Paul T. Kwami, musical director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, said, “The story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers® is vast and cannot be recounted in one book. I am, however, very excited about the publication of the ensemble’s 150th Anniversary Commemorative book. It will serve as a valuable keepsake and resource for continued research and examination of their contributions to our culture.”

The University has worked collaboratively with professors, alumni, friends, and the John Hope and Aurelia Elizabeth Franklin Library’s special collections team to develop the book. It is now available for pre-sale in two formats, Limited Edition Hardcover and Jubilee Collector’s Edition (only 1000 individually numbered copies of the collector’s edition will be available). To secure your copy of this incredible piece of history, please visit
Dr. Paul T. Kwami, the group’s director will be available for comment if you are interested speaking with him please let me know.