As the NAACP celebrates 100 years of service in the global community, national organizers and the organization’s chairman Julian Bond visited Fisk University as part of a national tour to raise funds, membership and support. In 1909, acclaimed scholar, activist, educator and Fiskite W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the
Fisk president Hazel R. O’Leary welcomed the guests and presented a framed portrait of the class of 1929 in which Bond’s mother, Julia Washington Bond, was a member. In his remarks, Chairman Bond shared that Nashville is his city of birth and that his grandparents were also Fiskites.
Among the guests in attendance were Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, acclaimed artist Sam Gilliam, attorney and Fisk Trustee D. Billye Sanders in addition to CBRL Group CEO and Fisk Trustee Michael A. Woodhouse.
Read more about the NAACP celebration at Fisk here.