Nikki Giovanni: Truth Is On Its Way


Nikki Giovanni: Truth Is On Its Way


I can fly

"I mean . . . I . . . can fly . . . / like a bird in the sky . . . "
Nikki Giovanni, "Ego Tripping"

at the Truth Is On Its Way concert



Monday, February 27, 2006
7 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
James Madison University

 Truth is on its Way

This concert commemorates the 35th anniversary of the release of Nikki Giovanni's Truth Is On Its Way album in 1971.  Giovanni's original album was one of the first of its kind, combining traditional gospel spirituals with Giovanni's own contemporary poetry.

The concert will be available for the general public via web cast.  Consider planning a Truth Is On Its Way party in your school or town.  Witness history in the making at your gathering as you watch this live performance!

Choir members include students from the following regional colleges and universities:  James Madison University, Virginia State University, Eastern Mennonite University, Mary Baldwin College, and Washington & Lee University.


 View the Press Release


Nikki Giovanni and Choir


The concert is free and open to the public. No ticket is required for admission. We recommend that you arrive early to find a good seat! The auditorium will be open for seating at 6 p.m.


Concert attendees may park in any JMU lot after 5:45 p.m. on the day of the concert. Buses should unload behind Wilson Hall, park at the convocation center, and pick up from Wilson after the performance.

For a campus map, click here or go to Wilson Hall is located at the top of the quad in the "Bluestone" area of campus.


Ms. Giovanni will be signing books at Barnes & Noble at Harrisonburg Crossing on Sunday, February 26, 2006, at 3 p.m.

Barnes & Noble is located at 289 Burgess Rd., Harrisonburg, VA, 22801.

For more information or directions to the store, call 540-432-3801.


Austin, Luanne. "Renowned Poet Visits JMU to Re-Record Album." Daily News-Record. 24 February 2006.

Beard, Zach. " Nikki Giovanni gives stand-out performance in Wilson Hall Monday night." The Breeze. 2 March 2006.

Photographs of the Event


Follow this link to view JMU Photography Services' photos of the event: Giovanni Photos.