American Masters (1985– )

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise 

Singer, dancer, activist and writer Maya Angelou inspired generations with boundary-pushing African-American writings. Trace her incredible journey as she unwraps untold aspects of her life with rare footage, photographs and her own words.


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Episode credited cast:
Maya Angelou ... Herself (archive footage)
James Baldwin ... Himself (archive footage)
Diahann Carroll ... Herself
Bill Clinton ... Himself - 42nd U.S. President
Hillary Clinton ... Herself - Former U.S. Secretary of State
Common ... Himself - Hip Hop Artist
Amari Davis Amari Davis ... Reenactment Actor
Jules Feiffer Jules Feiffer ... Himself - Writer / Cartoonist
Nikki Giovanni ... Herself - Writer
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Actor (as Lou Gosset Jr.)
Guy Johnson Guy Johnson ... Himself - Maya Angelou's Son
Quincy Jones ... Himself - Musician / Composer
B.B. King ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Loomis Robert Loomis ... Himself - Maya Angelou's Editor
Don Martin Don Martin ... Himself - Dancer / Opened for Maya Angelou, 1950's


As a singer, dancer, activist, and writer, Maya Angelou inspired generations with boundary-pushing, African-American writings. Trace Angelou's incredible journey as she unwraps untold aspects of her life through rare footage, photographs, and her own words.

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21 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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