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Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

Giovanni, Nikki
Title: Nikki Giovanni
Reading Date: Sunday, February 26, 2006

Introduction-8691

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by Frances Sjoberg

Opening Remarks: on social justice, NASCAR, NASA, and space exploration-8693

On European colonialism, the African slave trade, and communal memory-8695

On the African slave experience, historical authenticity, and the American Dream-8697

"Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea (We're Going to Mars)"-8699

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Differs slightly from published version.


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Giovanni, Nikki. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

On receiving the Rosa L. Parks Award and being of one's time-8701

On her illustrated children's book Rosa and the use of fiction in biographical narrative -8703

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Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa. Ill. Bryan Collier. New York: Henry Holt, 2005.

On Rosa and the impact of Emmett Till-8705

On Rosa, Mrs. Parks' refusal to give up her seat, and her enduring legacy-8707

On Martin Luther King, Jr.'s relevance for younger generations; "In the Spirit of Martin"-8709

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Giovanni, Nikki. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

"Shoulders Are For Emergencies Only"-8711

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Giovanni, Nikki. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

"The Yellow Jacket"-8713

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Giovanni, Nikki. Acolytes. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

"ego-tripping (there may be a reason why)"-8715

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Giovanni, Nikki. ego tripping and other poems for young people. Ill. George Ford. New York: Lawrence Hill Books, 1973.

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Reading Date: Sunday, February 26, 2006
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Nikki Giovanni reads from her extensive body of work and speaks about social justice and the civil rights movement.

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