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The Story of the Jubilee Singers

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Date
1875
Object number
NPG.2002.92
Exhibition Label
In 1871, in an effort to raise funds for Fisk University, a newly founded African American university in Nashville, Tennessee, a student singing group was formed, soon to be called the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The group, composed mostly of formerly enslaved individuals, became instantly popular, and their concert tours were soon raising substantial amounts of money. They appeared at the White House before President Ulysses S. Grant; toured the British Isles, where they performed before for Queen Victoria; and raised enough money to finance Fisk's first permanent building, Jubilee Hall.
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Artist
Unidentified Artist
Sitter
Ella Sheppard Moore, 1851 - 1914
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Topic
Autograph
Book
Interior\Studio\Photography
Fisk Jubilee Singers: Male
Fisk Jubilee Singers: Female
Ella Sheppard Moore: Female
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Ella Sheppard Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music
Portrait
Medium
Carbon print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 8.8 x 13.5cm (3 7/16 x 5 5/16")
Case Open: 20 x 57.8 x 2.5cm (7 7/8 x 22 3/4 x 1")
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Photograph
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4493442d5-2ff4-44f9-b67d-61cef1b5cc5c
Record ID
npg_NPG.2002.92

The Story of the Jubilee Singers

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