In Memoriam


The board, staff, and community of The Givens Foundation for African American Literature mourn the death of our co-founder, Phebe Givens, and commemorate her groundbreaking achievements. Phebe was a dedicated community leader. Resolute in her belief in the transformative power of literature and education, Phebe devoted her life to serving and giving back to the community. We at the Givens Foundation are honored to continue her work. We will miss her profoundly as we carry on her legacy.