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Nikki Giovanni had this to say

  • Written by Brittney Gathen-Special to The New Tri-State Defender
During her appearance at the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday,
giovanni 600world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni recited her iconic poem “Ego-Tripping” to a standing-room only crowd in the 350-seat auditorium. After her performance, Giovanni told The New Tri-State Defender of her hopes for the museum and her hope that young people take an active part in the “international world.”
Said Giovanni:
“I hope that everybody that heard me today has joined the museum. I hope they’re all registered to vote. And I hope that every kid in the audience asks their parents for a passport, because this is an international world we’re living in now. 
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“It wasn’t international when I was coming up, but it is now. You need a passport, and you need a yellow fever shot, not so that you can’t go, but so that you can come back. And you have to be prepared to go around the world. 
“We don’t go around the world just because of war. Now, you’re students, now you can go to Europe. You can go to Europe without a yellow fever shot, but why would you do that when you can get a yellow fever shot and you can go to Africa, too?” 

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