History & Tourism
Did you know that Mansfield is one of the places where American musical history was made?
In fact, it was made over 147 years ago, on November 29, 1871
On that date, a concert took place here featuring a group of singers from Fisk Universit
y in Nashville, Tennessee. That institution of learning, founded a few years previously to provide African American students with the best education possible, was struggling in the post-War south and faced bankruptcy. The idea was advanced by Fisk’s treasurer to have a number of students form a choir which would travel to raise funds for the college. Read More
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