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The Jubilee Songs and Fisk University
are companion facts. Fisk is the special home of the Jubilee music and gave that music its name. The Jubilee Singers saved Fisk University, as has been shown in this book. Fisk has always paid a great deal of attention to music, and the graduates of the School of Music are sought for by many more schools than can be supplied. A music building is a crying need. Fisk would also take upon herself new and larger tasks is the discovery and develop* ment of the folk songs of the South and in their forms of service among the musical people of the South. Dreams of great service wait on sufficient resources. �J Fisk University includes a standard college for Negro education, with four-year courses in Arts, ocience, H ome Economics and Education. It is expected to make these four college courses ever increasingly stronger and better. This will involve larger expenditures, but it is believed that friends of education will help, as they realize what Fisk and and Fisk graduates are doing for the race and the nation. Aid is solicited in sums of any amount, from very small to very large. Whatever aids a student to live at Fisk or aids Fisk to train leaders of high power and keen good will, will strengthen the nation and hasten the era of peace of earth. tJFisk aims to train leaders in education, in the church, in the professions, and in business. The magnitude of the "work "which Fisk shall do will depend upon the resources placed at her disposal.