American Masters

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Trailer

Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had.

About the Show

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou led a prolific life. She inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.

Curriculum

Resources to Honor the Life of Poet Maya Angelou

For Grades 7-12