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  • emA Song Flung Up to Heavenem
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    A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    Professor Angelou talked about her autobiographical book, A Song Flung Up to Heaven, that begins at the time of Malcolm X’s assassination. She talked about her life, writing, and teaching,…

  • Women Civil Rights Leaders Part 1
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    Women Civil Rights Leaders, Part 1

    As part of the prelude to the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation hosted the “Women Who Dare to Dream” luncheon to honor…

  • Harlem Renaissance Poets
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    Harlem Renaissance Poets

    Ms. Angelou talked about the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance and its impact on racial identity and culture. Her remarks were part of an annual festival honoring Zora Neale Hurston where…

  • Million Family March
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    Million Family March

    Thousands gathered on the national mall to renew their commitment to family solidarity and to advocate a number of causes. In a lengthy speech Mr. Farrakhan spoke about a variety of issues…

  • Maya Angelou Perspective on Life
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    Maya Angelou Perspective

    Ms. Angelou talked about the balms, the healing powers, which have maintained African-Americans in their struggle for equality in the U.S. She emphasized that leaders, teachers, and poetry…