American Masters

Dr. Maya Angelou's Inspiration and Poetry

Clip: Season 31 Episode 2 | 3m 53s

Learn how Dr. Maya Angelou began writing and reading poetry as a child.

Aired: 02/21/17

Rating: NR

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