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Poet and activist Maya Angelou speaks before delegates during the second night of the 2004 Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts in this July 27, 2004 file photo. (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS)
Poet and activist Maya Angelou speaks before delegates during the second night of the 2004 Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts in this July 27, 2004 file photo. (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS)

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In her own words: Maya Angelou in conversation Add to ...

Maya Angelou's death has prompted a renewed focus on her impact as an author, historian, activist, and voice in contemporary literature. The Globe has collected a selection of video presentations in which Angelou discusses her work and her artistic vision, and pays tribute to Nelson Mandela.

BookTV

Maya Angelou discusses 'Letter To My Daughter'

In conversation with New York Times culture writer Patricia Cohen, Maya Angelou talks about her first collection of essays in ten years. Video uploaded Nov. 12, 2008.

U.S. Department of State

His Day is Done: a tribute to Nelson Mandela

Maya Angelou delivers a poetic tribute to Mandela on behalf of the United States. Video published Dec. 6, 2013.

VisionaryProject

Maya Angelou on finding her voice

Maya Angelou discusses I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and the process of finding her poet's voice. Video uploaded Jan. 29, 2010.

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