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Christopher Martinez Pre-Season Clips
02:44 — Senior at Maya Angelou Community High School (90011). Email: cmartinez2017@synergyscholars.org
The Middle Passage
02:20 — Historians talk about our changing understanding of the horrors of the slave trade's "middle passage" from Africa to America.
The Slave Auction
02:48 — The slave auction was the epitome of the system's dehumanization.
Families in Slavery
02:22 — Historians and experts discuss the importance of the family unit in the lives of enslaved people.
Forms of Rebellion
02:46 — Under threat of punishment, enslaved families found small ways to rebel against an oppressive system.
Michelle Obama On BET Honors
06:00 — First Lady Michelle Obama pays tribute to the late US Poet Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou in one of BET's most notable tentpole award shows, The BET Honors (more…)
Michelle Obama On BET Honors
06:00 — First Lady Michelle Obama pays tribute to the late US Poet Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou in one of BET's most notable tentpole award shows, The BET Honors (more…)
A Perfect Gift for a Woman With Everything
05:49 — Steve gives Oprah, a brick from the Harpo building, inscribed with a saying by Maya Angelou!
Maya Angelou And Still I Rise - Official Trailer
02:43 — This is the first film to be made about the incomparable Maya Angelou. The film presents her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects (more…)
Maya Angelou’s Stamp Shows Someone Else’s Quote
01:29 — Author Joan Walsh Anglund confirms words attributed to Angelou on a new forever stamp are actually ones Anglund penned. Tamron Hall reports from the O (more…)
In Memoriam: Stars We Lost in 2014
02:43 — The world bid farewell to many brilliant actors, artists and musicians this year. From Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maya Angelou, to Robin Williams and (more…)
Maya Angelou reflects on Nelson Mandela's legacy
07:37 — Famed poet Dr. Maya Angelou offers her take on the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president who passed away on (more…)
Maya Angelou on why Mandela is admired
01:58 — Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou recalls the struggles Nelson Mandela faced during his life and explains why Mandela is one of the most admired m (more…)
Dignitaries honor Maya Angelou at memorial service
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…)
Open: This is Face the Nation, December 8
00:35 — A look at Nelson Mandela's legacy with Randall Robinson, Dr. Maya Angelou, James Baker, Gwen Ifill, Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris, Rick Stengel, and (more…)
Maya Angelou's tribute to Nelson Mandela
01:24 — Famed poet Dr. Maya Angelou penned a poem to honor the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.
Meet the Cast: Emayatzy Corinealdi as Belle
In the role of Kunta Kinte's wife, Emayatzy Corinealdi researched and embodied the spirit of female slaves of this era to give strength and compassion (more…)
White House - Full Recap
02:51 — Watch the full recap of Roots at the White House.
Meet the Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Tom Lea
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.
Meet the Cast: Anna Paquin as Nancy Holt
Anna Paquin describes her character Nancy Holt and reflects on the role of women in the series.
Roots: Empowerment
01:00 — Watch an exclusive trailer for the epic 4-part miniseries.
Roots: Cultural Connector
01:00 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
Roots Empowerment Trailer
Check out this trailer for HISTORY's "Roots," starring Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker, and Ma (more…)
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  • Birth Name: Marguerite Ann Johnson
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Died: May 28, 2014
  • Profession: Author, Poet, Professor, Actor, Dancer, Director

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