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Nikki Giovanni

Praise Song

On the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Roots, poet Nikki Giovanni remembers the hope Alex Haley offered at a perilous time

May 20, 2016 In the second of a nine-essay series commemorating the centennial year of the Pulitzer Prizes, poet Nikki Giovanni reflects on the enduring legacy of Alex Haley’s Roots, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1977.

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