The Ohio Connection
- Nikki Giovanni spent most of her childhood in suburbs outside Cincinnati.
- Organized Cincinnati’s first Black Arts Festival in 1967.
- Given the keys to the cities of Cincinnati and Lincoln Heights.
- Received a Woman of the Year citation from the Cincinnati Chapter of the YWCA in 1983.
- Was visiting professor in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University (1984-85), and College of Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio (1985-87)
- Received Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from the College of Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio (1985) and Otterbein College (1992)
- Elected to the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985.
- Duncanson Artist-in-Residence at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati in 1986.
- Served on the Ohio Humanities Council in 1987.
- Won the Ohioana Library Award for Sacred Cows in 1988.