Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James …
Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.
Without realizing it, Maya Angelou met Tupac Shakur.
Rita Coburn-Whack originally introduced Maya Angelou and Common.
Dr. Maya Angelou describes the challenges she faced as a writer.
Learn how Norman Lear struck up a friendship with Dr. Maya Angelou.
Bill Clinton decided to have a poet read at his inauguration: Dr. Maya Angelou.
While Maya Angelou was living in Ghana, she met and began working with Malcolm X.
Maya Angelou nearly had an opportunity early in her career to work with Pearl Bailey.
Maya Angelou transitioned from dancing to singing early in her career.
Louis Gossett Jr. shares a story about his great-grandmother.
Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn-Whack share the inspiration and process behind their film.
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