Black History Month Keynote featuring Nikki Giovanni
Black Joy: Getting Black to Happy
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Gordon Commons and Event Center, 2nd Floor
Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Nikki graduated with honors in history from her grandfather's alma mater, Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Free and open to the public