Fisk University and its Jubilee Singers will be featured in a documentary segment as part of the 10th Annual State of the Black Union in Los Angeles. The documentary chronicles the travels of Tavis Smiley in the company of Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Wren T. Brown, BeBe Winans and Dick Gregory as they visit cultural landmarks throughout the United States. Fisk University was the site of Dr. West’s parents’ (Clifton and Irene West) first meeting in 1947. After touring the campus with Fisk President Hazel R. O’Leary, the Fisk Jubilee Singers gave a special performance for the campus special guests and were joined in song by BeBe Winans.
Visit the blog next week for Tavis Smiley’s reflections on Fisk University and the forthcoming documentary.