Maya Angelou speaks at an observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday, addressing an audience at Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. Angelou also reads her poetry and recounts her experiences.
Maya Angelou (1928–2014) was many things in her life— among them, a renowned American writer, poet, storyteller, civil rights activist, singer, dancer, actress, composer. But among them, she had wanted to be known as a peacemaker. She has written many books, the most famous of which is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). She has received many awards and honorary degrees throughout her lifetime.