Black poet Nikki Giovanni talks about Attica prison riot, Wounded Knee trial, and the U.S. government

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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.

On third anniversary of Attica prison rebellion, Giovanni speaks at press conference, where she says that what the government did was wrong. She says the U.S. is in serious moral trouble; it's a very bad mentality to send poor people to prison and pardon rich people. Additionally, she commented that Rockefeller should answer for giving the order for the attack at Attica. Giovanni also says the government didn’t have a case in Wounded Knee; it was a lie from the beginning, and a political situation; that the government started sending the same message to blacks in the 1960s.

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