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Be inspired by the legacy of Maya Angelou. 

Hailed as a Global Renaissance Woman, this best-selling author, educator and civil rights activist used her poetry to inspire and empower. Celebrate her life with stories from PBS. Each of the features below will connect you directly to the website of a trusted PBS partner or station where it can be viewed in full or watched directly within the collection below. Get started now. Be inspired by the legacy of Maya Angelou. 

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou
PBS NewsHour

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, renaissance woman, dies at 86.

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
American Masters

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

Learn about a new feature documentary in production from American Masters.

For Teachers and Educators
PBS Learning Media

For Teachers and Educators

Use these resources to help your students honor the life of poet Maya Angelou.

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

 - An excerpt from Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Remembering Maya Angelou
Soul Issue

Remembering Maya Angelou

Enjoy this 2004 interview with author and poet Maya Angelou (1928-2014).

Maya Angelou Tribute
Tavis Smiley

Maya Angelou Tribute

In 2004, Tavis Smiley paid tribute to this influential literary voice.

Reflecting on the words of Dr. Maya Angelou
To The Contrary

Reflecting on the words of Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Angelou on self-confidence.

Live From Lincoln Center
Trace African-American passions and rhythms through the words and music of two treasured artists: Maya Angelou and Wynton Marsalis.
Maya Angelou...and literary lyricism
Basic Black

Maya Angelou...and literary lyricism

This Week on Basic Black: Maya Angelou...and literary lyricism

Remembering Maya Angelou
Charlie Rose

Remembering Maya Angelou

A look back at author Maya Angelou talking (and singing!) on Charlie Rose in 1993.

Words of Reflection
North Carolina Now

Words of Reflection

Angelou reflects on far the nation has come since the 1963 March on Washington.

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