In 1871, The Fisk Jubilee Singers set out on their inaugural tour to raise money to help save Fisk University from closure. Eventually becoming an international tour, the choir brings the sacred music of African Americans the attention of the world. The Jubilee Singers also provide a model of tight, four part harmony-centered, choral singing that will continue for generations within the African American community.

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