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Nikki Giovanni To Speak At Civil Rights Museum

Nikki Giovanni To Speak At Civil Rights Museum

CREATED Jun 19, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Nikki Giovanni, an acclaimed poet and civil rights activist, will be at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis on Sunday.

She is scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. in Hooks Hyde Hall on the second floor of the museum.

Giovanni will discuss her works, her life and her perspective on topics shaping American culture.

She will read from and perform several of her poems. She'll also discuss her latest book, "Chasing Utopia," followed by a book signing.

The main section of the newly renovated museum reopened April 5, the day after the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis.

King was killed on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of the old Lorraine Motel, which was later converted into the museum in downtown Memphis.

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