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Students meet author, poet and activist Nikki Giovanni

Students meet author, poet and activist Nikki Giovanni On Monday, April 15, several students from the Goodman Campus African American Literature class traveled to Millsaps College in Jackson to attend Conversations on Identity, Power and Privilege featuring author, poet and activist Nikki Giovanni.

Giovanni gave a riveting talk along with reading many of her poems to a packed house in the Gertrude Ford Center. Afterwards, she took questions and posed for pictures with students.

During her talk, she encouraged students to continue to be themselves and build their own legacy.

LaShonda Levy, who is the instructor for the class, thought it would be a great experience for the students. "It is not often that you lecture on an author/poet one week and have the opportunity to take your students to see that very author the next week," Levy explained. "I hope it is an experience that will stick with them forever."

For more information on African American Literature courses at Holmes Community College Goodman Campus, contact Levy at

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