Nikki Giovanni Jan. 19 at Loyola University New Orleans

The utterly legitimate Nikki Giovanni will speak at a convocation on Loyola University New Orleans’ campus on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. As these videos suggest, the poet and activist is not to be missed: The first is classic Giovanni performing spoken word, and the second is a more modern iteration, as she bashes Condoleeza Rice’s appearance at Rosa Park’s funeral.