Learn More about Dr. Angelou through KQED’s “Legacy of an Artist”

If you’d like to know more about Dr. Maya Angelou, look no further than our media partners at KQED. They’ve created a space dedicated to Dr. Angelou’s work, especially focusing on her time in the Bay Area.

Watch remarkable archival footage from Blacks, Blues, Black!, Dr. Angelou’s 10-part series on the connection between Blues music and Black Americans’ African heritage. Hear from Nicki Minaj as she reads Dr. Angelou’s poetry. Listen to journalist Belva Davis and co-directors Rita Coburn-Whack and Bob Hercules as they share some of their memories of times spent with a literary icon, a mentor and a friend.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s reach and impact on our culture cannot be understated. Whether through her music, poetry or activism, she taught a message of determination and optimism. Learn more about her life and legacy, and be sure to tune in for American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise on Tuesday, February 21 at 8/7c (check local listings).