Timeline

1875

Fisk University Jubilee Singers perform at Victoria Hall

On 19th August 1875, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers gave a concert at Exeter's Victoria Hall, situated on Queen St where Exeter College Victoria House is now.

Among many other claims to fame, Fisk was the destination of the fictional character Louis Gaines in the 2013 film The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker. Louis Gaines, played by British actor David Oyelowo, attends Fisk in the 1960s. 

Ghee Bowman and Crystal Carter tell the story of the 1875 Exeter concert in this youtube film 

Listen to a 1909 recording of the Fisk Jubilee Singers performing Swing Low Sweet Chariot on this youtube clip