People Are Talking: Dr. Maya Angelou
An episode of KPIX-TV's People Are Talking show featuring an interview with the writer, historian and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on June 1st 1990. Includes scenes of Dr. Angelou discussing: the practice of stereotyping ("People put labels on people so they don't have to deal with the humanity ... The people who put the labels on are the ones whose lives are narrowed down into mean little corners."); the impact of her being sexually abused and raped as a child; the positive influence of Mrs. Bertha Flowers in helping her to regain her childhood voice; racism; motherhood; Malcolm X and coping with child abuse. Dr. Angelou also takes questions from the audience and reads aloud two of her poems: 'Seven Women's Blessed Assurance' and 'Human Family'.
- Type of material
- 1-inch Type C video tape
- Rights for this video belong to
- CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Date aired
- Originally aired on