Just Folks Association of PebbleCreek Presents:
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thoughts that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.
And Still I Rise covers Angelou’s hardscrabble childhood in Arkansas and her rape as a child in St. Louis, but it also takes us to a glittery April 2014 night at the Smithsonian, where her portrait in the National Gallery was being unveiled. She died the next month at age 88. The movie takes us to Paris in the 1950s. There she met James Baldwin. It also follows her to Ghana, where she’d gone in the 1960s after marrying her second husband. (There were three.) In Africa, she met Malcolm X.
And Still I Rise offers a powerful river of reasons to be thankful and perfectly illustrates exactly why she couldn’t just remain silent.
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