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Palo Alto, United States

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Legendary author, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died aged 86 at her home in North Carolina on May 28, 2014. Affectionately referred to as Dr. Angelou, she was best-known for her 1969 memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. We remember Angelou's life and legacy with a collection of interviews and remembrances.

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English


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Remembering Maya Angelou

5/27/2014
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Nikki Giovanni, a poet and personal friend of Dr. Angelou, and Kwame Dawes, a professor of English, come together to weigh in on Maya Angelou's legacy. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 5/28/2014)

Duration: 00:10:00


'Mom & Me & Mom': A Conversation with Diane Rehm

5/27/2014
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Angelou sits down with Diane Rehm to discuss her last memoir, "Mom & Me & Mom," in which she writes for the first time about the fraught relationship she had with her mother after their reunion. (The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, 5/8/2013)

Duration: 00:55:00


'Letter to My Daughter': TimesTalks

5/27/2014
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The New York Times's Patty Cohen talks to Angelou about her book, "Letter to My Daughter," which consists of 28 short essays dedicated to "the daughter she never had". (NYT TimesTalks, 10/20/2008)

Duration: 00:45:00


On Courage and Creativity

5/27/2014
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In this 2013 interview with Harvard Business Review, Angelou says her success as a storyteller stems from “seeing us as more alike than we are unalike” - that is, from finding universal themes. (HBR Ideacast, 5/2/2013)

Duration: 00:30:00