Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
American Masters Season 31

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A profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), a poet, singer, dancer and civil-rights activist perhaps best known for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," her autobiography. The documentary explores her early years in the Depression-era South; her career as a calypso dancer-singer; her transition to writing; and her friendship with Malcolm X. Included: archival photos and videos; and insights from her and such friends as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Diahann Carroll and Quincy Jones.

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