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Poet Nikki Giovanni bequeaths copyrights to Virginia Tech

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By Associated Press
Friday, April 30, 2010; 8:50 AM

Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni plans to turn over her copyrights to Virginia Tech after her death.

President Charles Steger said Thursday that Giovanni and Virginia Fowler, both English professors at Virginia Tech, have pledged a joint donation to the school's $1 billion capital campaign that includes copyrights to Giovanni's literary works.

The joint gift includes an $800,000 bequest. The university will become the trustee of Giovanni's estate and will own the copyrights to her 30 books, recordings and other materials.

English department chairwoman Carolyn Rude says royalties and fees from the copyrights will support a visiting arts and humanities speaker series and a student-opportunities fund.


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