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overview of Fisk University, 1868

Jan. 9, 1866: Fisk University is Established

On January 9, 1866, the Fisk Free Colored School is established in Nashville and immediately enrolls hundreds of formerly enslaved people of all ages. Known today as Fisk University, the school was founded by the American Missionary Association (AMA), a Black- and white-led abolitionist organization founded in 1846.
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