American Masters

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Passport Season 31 Episode 2 | 1h 53m 2s

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.

Aired: 02/21/17

Expires: 02/21/21

Rating: TV-G

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