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Maya Angelou Reflects on Her Mende Heritage

Maya Angelou Reflects on Her Mende Heritage

Maya Angelou Reflects on Her Mende Heritage

Maya Angelou shares the story of learning of her Mende Heritage during an interview with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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African American Lives 2

About African American Lives 2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets with influential African American figures, like Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock and Maya Angelou, to piece together their genealogy and disclose captivating facts about their ancestors. Genealogical detective work, DNA analysis and the study of historical documents fills in the gaps of history and reveals emotional tales of African American heritage and survival.

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