The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Nikki Giovanni


The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Nikki Giovanni


Poet Nikki Giovanni (1943 - ) was the author of fourteen volumes of poetry and several books. She also taught writing, poetry and literature in the English department at Virginia Polytechnical Institute. Giovanni was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 1/31/2003, in Chicago, Illinois. This collection is comprised of the video footage of the interview.

Total Sessions: 1; Total Tapes: 5; Total Run Time: 02h 32m 00s


SNAC Resource ID: 11634639

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Giovanni, Nikki (person)

Award-winning poet, author, and civil rights activist, Nikki Giovanni, was born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr,. on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.A poet and spoken word artist, Giovanni entered Fisk University in 1960, where she edited the school's literary magazine and became involved in both the Writer's Workshop and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; she received her B.A. degree in 1967. Giovanni became active in the Black Arts Movement, ...