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In her own words: Maya Angelou in conversation

Maya Angelou's death has prompted a renewed focus on her impact as an author, historian, activist, and voice in contemporary literature. The Globe has collected a selection of video presentations in which Angelou discusses her work and her artistic vision, and pays tribute to Nelson Mandela.


Maya Angelou discusses 'Letter To My Daughter'

In conversation with New York Times culture writer Patricia Cohen, Maya Angelou talks about her first collection of essays in ten years. Video uploaded Nov. 12, 2008.

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His Day is Done: a tribute to Nelson Mandela

Maya Angelou delivers a poetic tribute to Mandela on behalf of the United States. Video published Dec. 6, 2013.


Maya Angelou on finding her voice

Maya Angelou discusses I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and the process of finding her poet's voice. Video uploaded Jan. 29, 2010.

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