The Courage to Dream

Renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni has taught at Virginia Tech where she is a University Distinguished Professor since 1987. She has been recognized with several honors, including 25 honorary doctorates, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, several NAACP Image Awards, the Rosa Parks Women of Courage Award, the Langston Hughes Award and the Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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