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Nikki Giovanni shares her remembrances of James Baldwin

Nikki Giovanni shares her remembrances of James Baldwin

Poet and civil rights activist Nikki Giovanni delivered the second annual Busboys and Poets Lecture: “Jimmy and Me—and Our Interconnected Future as Americans,” on April 23 before an audience of more than 350 at Sherwood Center in Fairfax as part of George Mason University’s yearlong Baldwin100 program.

Fall for the Book to receive NEA grant

Fall for the Book to receive NEA grant

Fall for the Book is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000. This grant will support general operating costs for Fall for the Book’s year-round programming.

Nikki Giovanni delivers Cheuse's Busboys and Poets Lecture

Nikki Giovanni delivers Cheuse's Busboys and Poets Lecture

By saying, "Yes! to Life," Nikki Giovanni, now in her 80s, wows her audience. In her twenties, Nikki Giovanni was anointed it seemed, in the dialogue and friendship she shared with James Baldwin, by Jimmy himself. But he was also listening to her, to the future - for she is the standard bearer of a movement for loving oneself!