Maya Angelou: "Mom & Me & Mom" (Rebroadcast)

Dr. Maya Angelou attends her 82nd birthday at a party with friends and family at her home on May 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  - Steve Exum/Getty Images

Dr. Maya Angelou attends her 82nd birthday at a party with friends and family at her home on May 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Maya Angelou: "Mom & Me & Mom" (Rebroadcast)

Remembering Maya Angelou with a special rebroadcast of a 2013 interview about her book, "Mom & Me & Mom," which chronicles her fraught relationship with her mother.

Maya Angelou, celebrated author and poet, died Wednesday. She was 86. Angelou achieved fame with her 1969 memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” about growing up poor and black in the South. Her autobiographical writing, which eventually filled seven volumes, established her as a leading voice for women and African Americans. In a statement yesterday, president Obama called Angelou, “One of the brightest lights of our time — a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman.” She appeared on this show three times over the years. Today, we’ll play a rebroadcast of our 2013 conversation about her book, “Mom & Me & Mom.”

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Maya Angelou

author, poet, playwright and performer; author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

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From the book, "Mom & Me & Mom" by Maya Angelou. Copyright © 2012 by Maya Angelou. Reprinted by arrangement with Random House, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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