Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.
Update Dec. 8, 2015: The documentary on Maya Angelou will be titled American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Updated Oct. 27, 2015 American Masters: Maya Angelou (w.t.), a feature documentary in production for national broadcast premiere on PBS At the time of Maya Angelou’s death, she was participating in the first feature documentary about […]