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North Star



Genre: History, Educational

Place Covered: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985

Duration: 00:14:49

Subjects: BLACK HISTORY | HIGHER EDUCATION | Historically black colleges and universities | Fisk University | Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 | Harlem Renaissance


  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Cottin, John Interviewee
  • Tyson, Roberta Interviewee
  • Sanders, Billye Interviewee


This episode of the series "North Star" from 1985 focuses on the history of historically black colleges and universities. It features the story of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, from its establishment in 1866, its famous alumni, including W.E.B. Du Bois, and the influx of respected scholars and researchers from the Harlem Renaissance. Host: Genevieve Stewart