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    Video thumbnail: American Masters Dr. Angelou's inauguration poem for President Bill Clinton

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    Dr. Angelou's inauguration poem for President Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton decided to have a poet read at his inauguration: Dr. Maya Angelou.

    Dr. Angelou's inauguration poem for President Bill Clinton

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Behind the Scenes: Common, Rita Coburn-Whack & Maya Angelou

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    Behind the Scenes: Common, Rita Coburn-Whack & Maya Angelou

    Rita Coburn-Whack originally introduced Maya Angelou and Common.

    Behind the Scenes: Common, Rita Coburn-Whack & Maya Angelou

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Learn why Maya Angelou signed with Porgy and Bess

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    Learn why Maya Angelou signed with Porgy and Bess

    Dr. Maya Angelou started her career singing and dancing in San Francisco.

    Learn why Maya Angelou signed with Porgy and Bess

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Dr. Maya Angelou's Inspiration and Poetry

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    Dr. Maya Angelou's Inspiration and Poetry

    Learn how Dr. Maya Angelou began writing and reading poetry as a child.

    Dr. Maya Angelou's Inspiration and Poetry

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Hear how Maya Angelou met Tupac Shakur for the first time

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    Hear how Maya Angelou met Tupac Shakur for the first time

    Without realizing it, Maya Angelou met Tupac Shakur.

    Hear how Maya Angelou met Tupac Shakur for the first time

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Maya Angelou's missed opportunity to work with Pearl Bailey

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    Maya Angelou's missed opportunity to work with Pearl Bailey

    Maya Angelou nearly had an opportunity early in her career to work with Pearl Bailey.

    Maya Angelou's missed opportunity to work with Pearl Bailey

    Video thumbnail: American Masters See Maya Angelou's early performances in the Bay Area

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    See Maya Angelou's early performances in the Bay Area

    Maya Angelou transitioned from dancing to singing early in her career.

    See Maya Angelou's early performances in the Bay Area

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Listen to Dr. Maya Angelou's take on creative writing

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    Listen to Dr. Maya Angelou's take on creative writing

    Dr. Maya Angelou describes the challenges she faced as a writer.

    Listen to Dr. Maya Angelou's take on creative writing

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Learn about Norman Lear's friendship with Dr. Maya Angelou

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    Learn about Norman Lear's friendship with Dr. Maya Angelou

    Learn how Norman Lear struck up a friendship with Dr. Maya Angelou.

    Learn about Norman Lear's friendship with Dr. Maya Angelou

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Trailer

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    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Trailer

    Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had.

    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Trailer

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Maya Angelou On Teaching

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    Maya Angelou On Teaching

    Maya Angelou speaks about her work as a teacher and what she shares with her students.

    Maya Angelou On Teaching

    Video thumbnail: American Masters PBS Previews: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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    PBS Previews: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    A behind-the-scenes look at American Masters - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    PBS Previews: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Go behind the scenes with John Singleton

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    Go behind the scenes with John Singleton

    John Singleton shares why he believes Dr. Angelou's story is so important.

    Go behind the scenes with John Singleton

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Maya Angelou & James Baldwin

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    Maya Angelou & James Baldwin

    “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” Film Excerpt: Maya Angelou & James Baldwin

    Maya Angelou & James Baldwin

    Video thumbnail: American Masters Explore the friendship between Maya Angelou and Malcolm X

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    Explore the friendship between Maya Angelou and Malcolm X

    While Maya Angelou was living in Ghana, she met and began working with Malcolm X.

    Explore the friendship between Maya Angelou and Malcolm X

    Video thumbnail: American Masters See Behind the Scenes of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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    See Behind the Scenes of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn-Whack share the inspiration and process behind their film.

    See Behind the Scenes of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise