Poet Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014) reads and sings passages from her two autobiographies, I know why the caged bird sings and Gather together in my name, and poetry from her two collections Just give me a good drink of water 'fore I die and Oh pray my wings are gonna fit me well. She also discusses what writing means to her and the effect that her art has had on her life. Produced by Lin Harris, with technical assistance by Peter Zanger and recording engineer Tom Perotti.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.