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Maya Angelou and Tom Wicker discuss life and culture in the U.S. South

BROADCAST: Jul. 1, 1979 | DURATION: 00:53:59


Poet Maya Angelou and journalist Tom Wicker discuss life in the U.S. South and how the region’s history has shaped its culture. Topics of discussion include social dynamics and race in the South, the concept of “home” and what it means to return to one’s roots, and religion in the South. Angelou reads excerpts of her poetry, including “Still I Rise” and “Phenomenal Woman,” and shares spiritual songs from her childhood.