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Written by:
Nikki Giovanni, American, born 1943  Search this
Barbara Crosby, American  Search this
Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 8 1/2 × 5 9/16 × 1/8 in. (21.6 × 14.1 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 1/2 × 11 1/16 × 3/8 in. (21.6 × 28.1 × 1 cm)
Place printed:
United States, North and Central America
A first edition, first printing of “Black Feeling, Black Talk" by Nikki Giovanni. The book has a olive paper binding held together using two metal staples at spine. The title of the book has been printed in black text, [BLACK FEELING / BLACK TALK], across the middle of the front cover. The name author is printed in black text on the bottom right. The interior of the front cover includes the copyright information, a notation that the book was [Privately Printed], and the following dedication: [This book is dedicated to Mommy, Daddy, Gary, Peppi, / and Calvin (if Gary hasn’t / changed her mind)]. The introduction was written by Barbara Crosby. The back cover is blank. The interior pages are off-white with black text and contains eighteen (18) poems and essays. The book has nineteen (19) pages which includes text that runs onto the interior back cover. Inscribed in pencil on the introduction page.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black power  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Identity  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Nikki Giovanni
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Documents and Published Materials
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture