The Black American Studies program and Art & Design’s Slocumb Galleries were proud to present internationally recognized poet Nikki Giovanni to speak at East Tennessee State University on September 20, 2022, Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Brown Hall Auditorium.
There was a Q&A and book signing with Professor Giovanni after the poetry reading.
Nikki Giovanni is a poet, professor, author, and internationally recognized for her distinguished contributions to the field. Her works, such as Black Feeling, Black Talk, Bicycles: Love Poems, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds, have made her one of America’s most important voices on the Black experience since the late 1960s. She is also a professor at Virginia Tech University, where she was a powerful voice in the aftermath of the mass shooting there in 2007, representing a campus devastated by the loss of so many lives. Her marks went viral, thus reflecting this simple fact: it is the humanities which explains our world, bringing us together, and supplies the healing balm when tragedy strikes.
This collaborative program is also in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences’ Office of the Dean, the Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center, Department of Appalachian Studies, Language Culture Resource Center, Film & Media Studies, radio, TV & Film (RTVF), Equity and Inclusion, UMOJA, Bottom Knox and the Langston Centre. For additional information about the event, contact Daryl Carter at email@example.com. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.