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“Her Life is History”: The Universality of Maya Angelou | WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW Courtesy of Getty. Featured Image Angelou is universal. She wrote memoirs, poetry, screenplays, music. She acted, she directed, she produced. She was a talk show host, a dancer, a singer, a journalist, a streetcar operator, an activist, a friend, a mother. You could converse with her in six different languages, and St. Louis, Arkansas, Hawaii, California, Egypt, Ghana, and Europe all served as her home. This is why Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules made a documentary about this beyond-prolific woman’s life: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, broadcast as part of American Masters. “How could there […]

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