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).