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Attorney General Asks Judge To Delay Fisk Trial

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(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee attorney general has asked a judge to push back a February trial date to determine if Fisk University can sell a 50 percent share of its Alfred Stieglitz art collection for $30 million.

Georgia O'Keeffe donated the art collection to the historically black university in 1949 on the condition that it be kept on display. But the cash-strapped school put the art into storage in 2005 because the gallery where it was exhibited had fallen into disrepair and there were fears the works could get damaged.

The request, filed Wednesday in Davidson County Chancery Court, asks Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle to push the trial back to late June due to a proposal by Fisk to raise funds from federal and private sources.

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