Bill Moyers first interviewed Maya Angelou in 1973. He opens their conversation by asking Angelou about the progress of the civil rights movement and the burgeoning women’s liberation movement,
Maya Angelou On The Noble Story Of Black Womanhood
May 30, 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

Maya Angelou, who died last week at the age of 86, spoke with Bill on several occasions over the course of her life, but his first interview with her was filmed in 1973 in her cottage in Berkeley, California. At the time, Angelou, 45, was already an accomplished singer, dancer, poet, author, actress, editor, songwriter and playwright. As Bill noted in his introduction, this “gifted and very human woman” had “touched more bases than Henry Aaron. Yet, all these categories failed to do justice to the scope of her life.”

Her bestselling autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, had been rel...

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