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Poet and activist speaks at GSU MLK Celebration
Giovanni advocates for white people of Appalachia, black women on Mars
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Poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni was Georgia Southerns 2017 MLK Celebration speaker. Giovanni presented her speech, The Right to Dream, earlier this week at the university. - photo by SPECIAL/Georgia Southern University
Nikki Giovanni, one of America’s most well-known poets, spoke at Georgia Southern University last week. Besides reciting a few of her poems, she made comments touching on feminism, presidents, writing, race, sex and – believe it or not – space exploration. Students made up the largest portion of the near-capacity crowd inside the Performing Arts Center, where Giovanni was featured speaker Wednesday evening for the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
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