Maya Angelou, poet, writer, activist, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and now, Mom & Me & Mom, talks to Brian Lehrer about the story of her relationship with her mother and her mother's decision to leave her to be raised by her grandmother.
As African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally, this hour-long Black History Month radio program features milestone conversations with Oprah Winfrey, Kofi Annan, Jennifer Hudson, Regina Taylog and Alicia Keys.
Friday, February 17th at 8PM on 93.9 FM, AM 820, and NJPR; Sunday, February 26th at 9PM on AM 820
Maya Angelou defines Black History, as it is embraced in our popular culture with an emphasis on the civil rights era and a poetic acknowledgement of late activist, Rosa Parks. In this one hour historical trek, Dr. Maya Angelou renders a poetic portrait of the day-to-day lives of African Americans during the civil rights era, when artists and activists, musicians and ministers joined hands with people from all walks of life to bring about a historic change in our culture. Program features Congressman John Lewis, Poet Nikky Finney, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Ambassador Andrew Young.
Poets Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka and professor Farah Griffin of Columbia weigh in on Dr. Angelou's legacy of documents.