February 29, 2020
“I think life is interesting, and I want to recommend it….Don’t let things bother you that are unimportant. Love the people who love you. Forget about the people who don’t. And look up every morning in the mirror and love yourself. That is what is so important.”
Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet and educator, addressed the Yale and New Haven community on January 23, as part of Yale’s commemoration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to her remarks, Giovanni answered questions from the audience and recited a number of poems.