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American Masters

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Season 31, Episode 2)
TV Episode | Documentary, Biography

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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Updated Feb 21, 2017

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Feb 21, 2017 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Maya Angelou
Herself (archive footage) Herself (archive footage)   See fewer
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James Baldwin
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Diahann Carroll
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Bill Clinton
Himself - 42nd U.S. President Himself - 42nd U.S. President   See fewer
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Hillary Clinton
Herself - Former U.S. Secretary of State Herself - Former U.S. Secretary of State   See fewer
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Himself - Hip Hop Artist Himself - Hip Hop Artist   See fewer
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Amari Davis
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Jules Feiffer
Himself - Writer / Cartoonist Himself - Writer / Cartoonist   See fewer
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Nikki Giovanni
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Himself - Actor (as Lou Gosset Jr.) Himself - Actor (as Lou Gosset Jr.)   See fewer
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Guy Johnson
Himself - Maya Angelou's Son Himself - Maya Angelou's Son   See fewer
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Quincy Jones
Himself - Musician / Composer Himself - Musician / Composer   See fewer
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B.B. King
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Robert Loomis
Himself - Maya Angelou's Editor Himself - Maya Angelou's Editor   See fewer
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Don Martin
Himself - Dancer / Opened for Maya Angelou, 1950's Himself - Dancer / Opened for Maya Angelou, 1950's   See fewer
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Louise Meriwether
Herself - Writer Herself - Writer   See fewer
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Eugene Redmond
Himself - Professor of English Literature Himself - Professor of English Literature   See fewer
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Valerie Simpson
Herself - Singer / Songwriter Herself - Singer / Songwriter   See fewer
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John Singleton
Himself - Film Director Himself - Film Director   See fewer
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Cicely Tyson
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Hal Whack
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Rita Coburn Whack
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Alice Windom
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Oprah Winfrey
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Alfre Woodard
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7.4 / 10 | 13 votes