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State of the Arts

Fri, Feb 17, 2017   5:00 PM


This week on State of the Arts NYC we have filmmaker Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules talk with us about a new documentary on Maya Angelou. 

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. The first feature documentary about her life – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS during February and Black History Month as part of the 31st season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series.

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