The Fisk Jubilee Singers • The Fisk Jubilee Singers

Although they’re pictured here in Thousand Island Park, New York, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were Southerners through and through, hailing from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. These a cappella songsters were in Thousand Island Park on tour in about 1870, fundraising for their tuition. The photographer was A.C. McIntyre, a well-known chronicler of the public space in its early days. Photo Credit: A. C. McIntyre/Archive Photos/Getty Images

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