Daily Archives: June 7, 2019

Happy Birthday, Nikki Giovanni!

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Let’s honor this iconic poet and Civil Rights activist on her birthday. On June 7th, 1943, Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni, Jr. was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She graduated magna cum laude from Fisk in 1967 with a B.A. in history. Growing up during the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., Giovanni established herself as one of the leading