Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Louis Gossett Jr. shares a story about his great-grandmother
Louis Gossett Jr. shares a story about an inspiring woman in his life: his great-grandmother. Join us in celebrating the powerful, creative and innovative women in our lives. Inspiring Woman is a year-long online campaign based on themes central to Dr. Angelou’s life: artistic expression, academic success, active community engagement and acceptance of difference.
Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn-Whack share the inspiration and process behind their film.
“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.