As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Battle Ground Academy is hosting a concert featuring the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. The concert, which is free and open to the community, will be held on Friday, February 24 at 6 p.m., at the Franklin United Methodist Church.

The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the new Franklin United Methodist Church campus. The church is located on Mack Hatcher Bypass directly across the street from BGA’s Glen Echo campus. Register for the event at http://battlegroundacademy.org/page/fisk-jubilee-singers.

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students of Fisk University, a Historically Black College in Nashville. Acclaimed worldwide, they are credited with introducing and preserving the musical tradition of “slave songs” and have contributed to the breakdown of racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad. In 2008, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were awarded a National Medal of Arts by President George Bush in recognition of their longtime contribution to the arts.

Established in 1889, Battle Ground Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory school for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. More information on the school can be found at www.battlegroundacademy.org.