Video: Maya Angelou recites “And Still I Rise”

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In this video, Professor Angelou recites the title poem from her volume of poetry And Still I Rise, published in 1978.

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), which tells of her life up to the age of 17, brought her international recognition and acclaim.

She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, prostitute, nightclub dancer and…

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