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Basic Black: Remembering Maya Angelou

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 30, 2014

This week on Basic Black-- we pause to remember Maya Angelou—cultural icon, global artist, and wise elder who died this week at the age of 86.  Angelou’s  first book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings became a bestseller 30 years ago.  We'll talk about her seminal works and later in the discussion, a conversation we hope Angelou would have appreciated, our favorite books and authors we're taking with us into the summer.

 

Author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award Ceremony at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

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Basic Black: Remembering Maya Angelou

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 30, 2014

This week on Basic Black-- we pause to remember Maya Angelou—cultural icon, global artist, and wise elder who died this week at the age of 86.  Angelou’s  first book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings became a bestseller 30 years ago.  We'll talk about her seminal works and later in the discussion, a conversation we hope Angelou would have appreciated, our favorite books and authors we're taking with us into the summer.

 

Author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award Ceremony at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

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Basic Black: Favorite Books and Summer Reading

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

May 30, 2014

After the broadcast the panelists discussed past and current books and what they'd be reading this summer.

 

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A Boston Poet: Mignon Ariel King

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

An interview with Boston poet Mignon Ariel King.
 

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Rosalyn Elder, On Bookstores in the Age of the Internet

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

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A Boston Poet: Mignon Ariel King

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

An interview with Boston poet Mignon Ariel King.
 

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Bruce George: A Poet For the Stage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

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Growing Old - 1974

Black Boston | Health

Pearl M. Johnson, an 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair shows snapshots to the camera and talks about her experiences in the nursing home. "If I had this job, I'd be more sympathetic."

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Nikki Giovanni: On Writing - 1975

Arts & Culture | Politics

 In a career that has spanned over 30 years, poet, professor and activist Nikki Giovanni is the author of 27 books, a Grammy nominee, and was recently named one of Oprah Winfrey's "25 Living Legends."  Giovanni is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

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Elma Lewis - 1975

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Elma Lewis reads aloud from the poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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