From the Archive: Studs Terkel Interview with Maya Angelou

Check out this gem from the archive: an incredible 1970 Studs Terkel interview with Maya Angelou.


Listen to Angelou’s smooth, poetic voice as she tells the stories behind her autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” She speaking intimately about her grandmother and her youth in Stamps, Arkansas, even singing Studs some church hymns.

Browse the whole Studs Terkel collection on Pop Up Archive, featuring rare interviews with figures from Janis Joplin to David Mamet.