Isaac Fisher

Fellow: Awarded 1925

Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Fellow: Awarded 1926

Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-18-1877

Died: 08-23-1957

As published in the Foundation’s Annual Report for 1925-26: Fisher, Isaac: Appointed for a study, in America and abroad, of the danger trends in world race relations, with a view of discovering the means of avoiding or counteracting these dissensions; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1925; reappointed for further investigation, in Europe and Africa, for twelve months from July 1, 1926. Born November 2, 1877, on an outpost plantation, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Education: Tuskegee Institute, 1893-98; Columbia University, special work, 1922; private study. Organizer of Farmers’ Conferences for rural betterment, and teacher, Schofield School, Aiken, South Carolina; Northern Financial Agent, Tuskegee Institute; Organizer of Farmers’ Conferences for Rural Betterment, Tuskegee Institute; Principal, Swayne Public High School, Montgomery, Alabama; President, State College for Negroes, Pine Bluff, Arkansas (nine years); Editor Fisk University News and publications of the University and instructor in argumentation and journalism (nine years). Writer of a number of prize essays: “Education as Related to Civic Prosperity,” 1897, (first prize; offered by Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts); “German and American Methods of Regulating Trusts,” 1909, (second prize; Hart Schaffner & Marx Economic Contest); “A Plan to Give the South a System of Highways Suited to its Needs,” 1909, (second prize; offered by the Manufacturers Record, Baltimore); “What We’ve Learned About Rum,” 1914, (first prize; offered by Everybody’s Magazine).