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The funeral for Indianapolis poet/author Mari Evans is scheduled for today. The service will be open to the public. Evan’s service will be held 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 100 West 86th Street. Evans was a prominent member of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She passed away on March 10 at the age of 93.

The Indianapolis Recorder reports other famed poets, Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez are scheduled to speak during today’s memorial service.

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