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Dr. Maya Angelou on People Are Talking (1990)
An episode of KPIX-TV's People Are Talking show featuring an interview with the writer, historian and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on June 1st 1990. Includes scenes of Dr. Angelou discussing: the practice of stereotyping ("People put labels on people so they don't have to deal with the humanity ... The people who put the labels on are the ones whose lives are narrowed down into mean little corners."); the impact of her being sexually abused and raped as a child; the positive influence of Mrs. Bertha Flowers in helping her to regain her childhood voice; racism; motherhood; Malcolm X and coping with child abuse. Dr. Angelou also takes questions from the audience and reads aloud two of her poems: 'Seven Women's Blessed Assurance' and 'Human Family'. From the Bay Area TV Archive. https://ift.tt/16M1jK0 Shared for historical purposes. I do not own the rights. ##### Reelblack's mission is to educate, elevate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at Reelblack@mail.com and info@reelblack.com with details and it will be promptly removed.


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