Paul Laurence Dunbar Sesquicentennial Flagship Event

An Evening with one of America's foremost poets, Nikki Giovanni, at the Victoria Theater

Victoria Theater 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio, 45402 Open in Google Map

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and partners hosts an evening at the Victoria Theater of visual and performance art, recitation, and celebration to commemorate the sesquicentennial – 150 years anniversary – of the birth of Dayton poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Nikki Giovanni is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world’s most well-known African-American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children’s literature.

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