Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: Nikki Giovanni (Day 13)
Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni is a poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Her primary focus is on the individual and the power one has to make a difference in oneself and in the lives of others. Giovanni’s poetry expresses strong racial pride, respect for family, and her own experiences as a daughter, a civil rights activist, and a mother. She is currently a distinguished professor of English at Virginia Tech. Some of Giovanni’s works are Re: Creation, Spin a Soft Black Song, Love Poems, and A Dialogue with James Baldwin.