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This is a beautifully constructed documentary that gives a total picture of the amazing Maya Angelou. It goes back to her roots which included being raped as a child, to her dancing and singing. It wasn't long before she began to become the voice of humanity and blackness. It includes the cream of the black artists. There is a bit where they list a series of black performers who play before sold out audiences and then are not allowed to go out an mingle with the crowds. Imagine, the people paid a fortune to see Sammy Davis, Jr., and yet he had to go back to his dressing room after he performed. She prospered. But she faced off against authority and kept to her African roots. If you talk about the civil rights movement and she was there. Of course, she eventually became one of America's greatest poets.
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