Angelou sits down and teaches about love, life and how to be great on Oprah Winfrey’s Masterclass series.
If a human being dreams a great dream, dares to love somebody; if a human being dares to be Martin King, or Mahatma Gandhi, or Mother Theresa, or Malcolm X; if a human being dares to be bigger than the condition into which she or he was born—it means so can you.
Angelou talks about the impact of her book, Caged Bird:
Because of the rape. And yet I just read someplace that after a woman had read Caged Bird, she realized she wasn’t alone. I think in some cases Caged Bird has saved some lives—not just the quality of life, which is very important, but life itself. I get letters from young women and men, and I am able to say to them, “You can survive rape. You never forget it—don’t even think that. But you can survive it and go on.
Angelou gives an interview on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about her friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. and her fight for injustice.
I kept wondering but why me I’m a nice person. Why do people get up when I sit down on buses or streetcars or something.