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Clintons Attend 'American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' Event

Friday Feb 17, 2017
Dr. Maya Angelou's grandson Colin Johnson with the Clintons
Dr. Maya Angelou's grandson Colin Johnson with the Clintons  

On February 16, at a special preview event for the new documentary "American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Dr. Maya Angelou's grandson Colin Johnson, Co-Founder and Principal of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC, presented Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Bill Clinton with a plaque of Dr. Maya Angelou's inauguration poem, "On The Pulse of Morning," that flew on the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) December 5, 2014.

"American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and is available on DVD from PBS Distribution--the day Malcolm X was assassinated back in 1965.

He and Dr. Maya Angelou's work together and her relationship with James Baldwin are discussed in the film, which also features new interviews with Dr. Angelou (filmed just before her death in 2014), Oprah Winfrey, Common, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and others. The documentary was directed and produced by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack.

"American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" is part of a full line-up of Black History Month programming on PBS, which celebrates the diversity of America with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience.

For more information, visit http://pbs.org/americanmasters


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