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“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” — Conway Screening

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Journey through the exuberant life of incomparable author and activist Maya Angelou in a special, free screening of the “American Masters” film “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” on Monday, Feb. 27.

With unprecedented access, filmmakers trace Angelou’s incredible saga, from her childhood in the Depression-era South — including several years in Stamps, Arkansas — and early performing career to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana and her many writing successes.The biographical film will also shed light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos, and Angelou’s own words, revealing hidden facets of her life during some of America’s most defining moments.

Young Maya Angelou Dancing

As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, Maya Angelou inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Dr. Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Through PBS and “American Masters,” we are proud to allow that tradition to continue by making the first feature documentary about her life available to larger audience.

Doyne Health Sciences Center Auditorium

The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Doyne Health Science Center Auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. Immediately after the screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” refreshments will be served and a panel discussion with expert guests will begin.

Dr. Maya Angelou

Panelists include: Janis F. Kearney, founding president of the Celebrate! Maya Project; Dr. Stacy Lettman, UCA assistant professor of English; and Dr. Monika Alston-Miller, UCA associate professor of communication. Taine Duncan, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy and director of the gender studies program, will serve as moderator.

This screening of “American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” is made possible in partnership with University of Central Arkansas and its School of Communication; Film, Theatre and Creative Writing Department; English Department; Gender Studies Program/Department of Philosophy; African/African-American Studies Program; Office of Diversity and Community; and Office of Institutional Diversity.


Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

“American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” Screening, 6 p.m.

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University of Central Arkansas
Doyne Health Sciences Auditorium
Bruce Street, Conway


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