Founded at Fisk University in 1867, The Fisk Jubilee Singers popularized Negro spirituals among white audiences in the United States and Europe. Their national and international tours raised money for the university. (Left to right) Minnie Tate, Green Evans, Isaac Dickerson, Jennie Jackson, Maggie Porter, Ella Sheppard, Thomas Rutling, Benjamin M. Holmes, and Eliza Walker.
From Jubilee: The Emergence of African-American Culture
, by Howard Dodson, published by National Geographic Books (February 2003) in association with the
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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Photograph courtesy Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library