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Fisk University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Nashville, TN

Founding Date:
1866

Team:
Bulldogs

Official Website:
http://www.fisk.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Marion Barry
Politician
6-Mar-1936   Twice Mayor of Washington, DC
Barbara L. Bowles
Business
c. 1946   The Kenwood Group
Mary K. Bush
Business
c. 1949   Bush International
Caroline H. Byrd
Business
c. 1949   GlobalTech Financial
Johnnetta B. Cole
Educator
19-Oct-1936   President of Spelman College, 1987-97
Charles Diggs, Jr.
Politician
2-Dec-1922 24-Aug-1998 Congressman from Michigan, 1955-80
W. E. B. Du Bois
Sociologist
23-Feb-1868 27-Aug-1963 Civil rights activist
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
Nikki Giovanni
Poet
7-Jun-1943   Black Feeling, Black Talk
Alcee Hastings
Politician
5-Sep-1936   Congressman, Florida 23rd
Nella Larsen
Novelist
13-Apr-1891 30-Mar-1964 Quicksand
John Lewis
Politician
21-Feb-1940   Congressman, Georgia 5th
Jimmie Lunceford
Jazz Musician
6-Jun-1902 13-Jul-1947 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Wade H. McCree
Judge
3-Jul-1920 30-Aug-1987 US Solicitor General, 1977-81
Hazel O'Leary
Government
17-May-1937   US Secretary of Energy 1993-97
Bradley T. Sheares
Business
1957   CEO of Reliant Pharmaceuticals
Ann Allen Shockley
Author
21-Jun-1927   Loving Her
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Activist
16-Jul-1862 25-Mar-1931 Civil rights advocate
Frederica Wilson
Politician
5-Nov-1942   Congresswoman, Florida 17th
Frank Yerby
Novelist
5-Sep-1916 29-Nov-1991 The Dahomean

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kenneth E. Boulding
Economist
18-Jan-1910 18-Mar-1993 The Image: Knowledge of Life in Society
E. Franklin Frazier
Sociologist
24-Sep-1894 17-May-1962 Black Bourgeoisie
Robert Hayden
Poet
4-Aug-1913 25-Feb-1980 Words in the Mourning Time
Charles S. Johnson
Sociologist
24-Jul-1893 27-Oct-1956 The Negro in Chicago
James Weldon Johnson
Author
17-Jun-1871 26-Jun-1938 God's Trombones
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
Martin Puryear
Sculptor
23-May-1941   Post-minimalist

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arna Bontemps
Novelist
13-Oct-1902 4-Jun-1973 God Sends Sunday
Barbara L. Bowles
Business
c. 1946   The Kenwood Group
Caroline H. Byrd
Business
c. 1949   GlobalTech Financial
Virgis W. Colbert
Business
1939   EVP at Miller Brewing, 1997-2005
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
Mike Curb
Politician
24-Dec-1944   Lt. Governor of California, 1979-83
Charles S. Johnson
Sociologist
24-Jul-1893 27-Oct-1956 The Negro in Chicago
James C. Napier
Government
9-Jun-1845 21-Apr-1940 Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank
Hazel O'Leary
Government
17-May-1937   US Secretary of Energy 1993-97
Ann Allen Shockley
Author
21-Jun-1927   Loving Her


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