Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou led a prolific life. She inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.
Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn-Whack share the inspiration and process behind their film.
Louis Gossett Jr. shares a story about his great-grandmother.
“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” Film Excerpt: Maya Angelou & James Baldwin
Maya Angelou speaks about her work as a teacher and what she shares with her students.
Rita Coburn-Whack originally introduced Maya Angelou and Common.
Maya Angelou transitioned from dancing to singing early in her career.
Dr. Maya Angelou started her career singing and dancing in San Francisco.
John Singleton shares why he believes Dr. Angelou's story is so important.
Learn how Norman Lear struck up a friendship with Dr. Maya Angelou.
Learn how Dr. Maya Angelou began writing and reading poetry as a child.
Without realizing it, Maya Angelou met Tupac Shakur.
Maya Angelou nearly had an opportunity early in her career to work with Pearl Bailey.
Dr. Maya Angelou describes the challenges she faced as a writer.
While Maya Angelou was living in Ghana, she met and began working with Malcolm X.
Bill Clinton decided to have a poet read at his inauguration: Dr. Maya Angelou.