Fisk University Hopes to Sell Art to Keep Afloat

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Administrators at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., are trying to sell part of the school's art collection to keep it open. But the sale has been held up in court until at least February. A local Baptist church is helping, with a $10,000 donation.

Blake Farmer reports from member station WPLN.

Correction Nov. 14, 2007

The original introduction to this story incorrectly stated that Fisk University anticipated shutting down due to a cash shortage. The school has no plans to close.



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