Foundation News

Black History Month

Feb 1, 2017

Isaac Fisher was the first African American Guggenheim Fellow and the oldest member (at 47) of the Foundation’s inaugural class. He was also a lifelong advocate of “race conciliation” in the mold of Booker T. Washington. In spite of the growing antipathy to that philosophy in 1925, the Foundation saw the promise inherent in both Fisher’s unusual proposed Fellowship project and in the man himself.

Follow this link to view “Unfettered and Unrestrained” by Mary E. Kiffer.