Happy 72nd Birthday Nikki Giovanni – The Poet Who Isn’t Afraid To Speak Truth

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The poems of Nikki Giovanni helped to define the African-American voice of the 1960s, 70s and beyond. She was also a major force in the Black Arts movement.

Nikki Giovanni was born on June 7, 1943, Nikki Giovanni established Cincinnatis first Black Arts Festival in 1967. She published her first book of poems, Black Feeling, Black Talk in 1968.

 

Source: Nikki Giovanni – Biography – Civil Rights Activist, Poet, Television Personality – Biography.com

6 Comments

  • Dorothee Custet June 23, 2019 - 2:22 pm Reply

    A wonderful woman & an example to all of us struggling thru the 60’s

  • Carolyn D Askew June 23, 2019 - 6:11 pm Reply

    She keeps going and going. Blessings onto her.

  • Ken Anderson June 23, 2019 - 10:30 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday!! We had the same English teacher, Mr. Willis Gravely. He was always ptoud of you, one of his favorite students.

  • Kenneth R Weeden Jr June 24, 2019 - 6:04 am Reply

    Happy Birthday I feel in love with you
    and your works in on the early 70’s🌹

  • Tamara Ramsey June 24, 2019 - 6:58 am Reply

    Happy Birthday to you, one of my creative mentors!!! Your poetry protected and comforted me as an abused child. You help me to write..to Survive!!!

  • Coach A. J./Angela J. Nealy, M. S. June 24, 2019 - 10:41 am Reply

    My Shero who I first met in 1980 when the Senior Government Association officers took me along to a dinner with her at Vanderbilt University. I sat to her left as she sat at the head of the table. Simply amazing historical conversation with us for over three hours.

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