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Poet, teacher and civil rights activist Nikki Giovanni joins us to talk about a lifetime of letters and activism.  Her poems range from the black power movement to rapper Tupac Shakur to President Obama.  She lost a lung to cancer, then brought a stadium to tears in the wake of a campus shooting where she taught.  Nikki Giovanni talks about the power of one, and how you find love in the most unexpected places. Rebroadcast

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Nikki Giovanni, poet and Distinguished Prof of English, Virginia Tech University

 

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Shakur spits in the direction of reporters as he leaves state Supreme Court in New York on July 5, 1994.
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