Memorial Services

The Fisk Memorial Chapel is available for memorial services throughout the calendar year. Please contact Dean Curry to discuss the logistics of scheduling a memorial service at the Chapel. The Fisk Jubilee Singers preformed at the memorial service for Dr. John Hope Franklin. John Hope Franklin was the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History, and for seven years was Professor of Legal History in the Law School at Duke University. He was a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Fisk University. He received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in history Harvard University.  He has taught at a number of institutions, including Fisk University, St. Augustine’s College,  North Carolina Central University,  and Howard University.  In 1956 he went to Brooklyn College as Chairman of the Department of History; and in 1964, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago serving as Chairman of the Department of History from 1967 to 1970. At Chicago, he was the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor from 1969 to 1982, when he became Professor Emeritus.