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Nikki Giovanni

CITY OF BIRTH

Knoxville

STATE/PROVIDENCE OF BIRTH

Tennessee

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

United States of America

CURRENT STATE/PROVIDENCE

Virginia

CURRENT COUNTRY

United States of America

Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Nikki graduated with honors in history from her grandfather's alma mater, Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.

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