March 9, 2007 - A poet's inquiry into the life of a civil rights icon. Noted poet Nikki Giovanni knew Rosa Parks, and when her publisher asked her to write a children's book about the woman whose defiance sparked the famous Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott, she jumped at the opportunity. Giovanni spoke about writing "Rosa" Feb. 28 at the University of Minnesota.
May 5, 1992 - Poet Nikki Giovanni addressed a group of college students at the University of Minnesota on the subject of the violence in Los Angeles after the verdict of the Rodney King case.
September 19, 1974 - Poet Nikki Giovanni, one of the leading voices in the black artist movement, talks about current affairs on the third anniversary of the Attica uprising. She was in Moorhead for a poetry reading on the Concordia College campus.