Truth is on the Way -- Poet, Nikki Giovanni
Poet, essayist, and activist, Nikki Giovanni will be on campus to read from her work.
Nikki Giovanni, a product of the 1960s Black Arts Movement, remains one of America’s most distinguished and widely read African American poets, authors, and essayists. Her outspokenness has spanned a quarter century, and the human rights activist remains as determined and committed as ever to fighting for civil rights and equality in education. All but one of Giovanni's twenty books remains in print. They include Black Feeling, Black Talk; Black Judgment; and the 2003 releases, The Collected Poems of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 and The Prosaic Soul of Nikki Giovanni. She is currently on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. She is also a lung cancer survivor and a contributor to the book Breaking the Silence: Inspirational Stories of Black Cancer Survivors.