02:03 — Common opens up about his relationship with the late Maya Angelou, and how she inspired him as a child.
02:07 — In a 911 call to emergency services, Dr. Maya Angelou's caretaker implies that the poet did not want to be resuscitated in the event of her death....
02:28 — At a memorial service for poet Maya Angelou, First Lady Michelle Obama said Angelou's writings first inspired her as a young woman and still give her (more…)
01:24 — Famed poet Dr. Maya Angelou penned a poem to honor the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.
02:51 — Watch the full recap of Roots at the White House.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers explains how his character Tom Lea uses his own son to climb the social ladder of the slave-owning aristocracy of the South.
Anna Paquin describes her character Nancy Holt and reflects on the role of women in the series.
01:11 — Fine television chronicle of black writer Maya Angelou's memories of growing up in the Depression-era South.
00:32 — Know his name. Roots premieres Memorial Day on HISTORY.
A convo between Maya Angelou and Nicki Minaj.
- Birth Name: Marguerite Ann Johnson
- Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- Birthday: April 4, 1928, Aries
- Died: May 28, 2014
- Profession: Author, Poet, Professor, Actor, Dancer, Director
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