Fisk University – US Civil Rights Trail

Fisk University, founded in 1866, was the first African-American institution to receive accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Many of the university’s students were the backbone of sit-in demonstrations that successfully desegregated Nashville’s lunch counters.

Dating back as early as 1925, Fisk University students held a strike against administrative policies in an effort to advance higher education for African-Americans.

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Address: 1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, United States

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