of every month
1:00 pm DSRC 3A114
open to all
Documentary: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Date & Time (Mountain): Friday, March 15, 12 -2 pm
Place: DSRC GC402 (Multipurpose Room)
In commemoration of both Black History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March), the BLDC will be showing the documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Referred to as a "redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou lived a prolific life as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America's defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.