Jennie Jackson born free, was the granddaughter of President Andrew Jackson's personal body servant. Jennie's mother had been a slave but her master at this death gave her her freedom. Jennie entered Fisk in 1866.
John R. Lewis (1940- ). Congressman - Georgia. Class of 1967. Led the march across the Edmund Peters Bridge on March 7, 1965 in Selma, Alabama. Involved in sit-in movement in Nashville, Freedom rides and the March on Washington.