Emory announced a nice little coup today with the booking of Nikki Giovanni for a Feb. 6 lecture, which will include selected readings of her award-winning poetry and thoughts on challenges confronting the African-American community.
The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Tull Auditorium at Emory's law school (1301 Clifton Road). The event is in conjunction with the Black Student Caucus Heritage Week activities at the Candler School of Theology. A book signing will follow this free event.
Giovanni is a distinguished professor at Virginia Tech, and if you're wondering if she can connect with an audience, check out this rousing speech she gave following the campus shooting tragedy at the hands of Seung-Hui Cho (who was reportedly a student in one of her poetry classes and whom Giovanni had sought to have removed for his behavior).
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