Legacies: The Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

Legacies: The Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni FW09798 / FL 9798

“Those who have gone before and those who are yet to be birthed – it is to these that we owe our legacies. I am hopeful we are at least as strong as our foreparents and I am confident we will be as intelligent as the next century requires.” This collection of poetry by Nikki Giovanni explores the relationships between generations, and the wisdom that is passed among them in her moving poems: “Once A Lady told Me,” “Mother’s Habits” and “Legacies.”

Year Released 1976
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1976 Folkways Records
Genre(s) African American Spoken; Poetry
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Instructional; Poetry; Spoken word
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101 Once a Lady told Me Nikki Giovanni 1:00
102 Everytime it Rains Nikki Giovanni 0:59
103 Mother's Habits Nikki Giovanni 0:43
104 Conversation Nikki Giovanni 2:15
105 The Geni in the Jar Nikki Giovanni 0:56
106 Mothers Nikki Giovanni 1:30
107 The December of My Springs Nikki Giovanni 1:03
108 The Women Gather Nikki Giovanni 1:57
109 The Life I Led Nikki Giovanni 1:12
110 Legacies Nikki Giovanni 0:40
201 How Do You Write a Poem Nikki Giovanni 1:16
202 The World Is Not a Pleasant Place to Be Nikki Giovanni 0:30
203 Nikki-Rosa Nikki Giovanni 1:18
204 Poem (for Nina) Nikki Giovanni 1:26
205 Categories Nikki Giovanni 1:37
206 Housecleaning Nikki Giovanni 0:24
207 Scrapbooks Nikki Giovanni 2:30
208 Dreams Nikki Giovanni 0:39
209 Beautiful Black Men Nikki Giovanni 0:55
210 Always There are the Children Nikki Giovanni 1:15
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