Maya Angelou, Presidential Medal Recipient of Freedom, Storied Poet, Author & Activist, Hosts 3rd Annual Black History Month Program February 2013 on Public Radio
CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special 2013, "Telling Our Stories," features five celebrated guests, Kofi Annan, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Regina Taylor and Oprah Winfrey sharing candid stories about their paths to achievement and their place in the annals of black history. The program is available to all PRI (Public Radio International) affiliated stations and African American Public Radio Consortium stations free of charge. Maya Angelou, a 2011 recipient of the President's Medal of Freedom and civil rights activist appointed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, brings music, poetry, history and insight to the stories of her guests.
"Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace," says Angelou.
"AT&T is honored and proud to continue our support of Dr. Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special for a third year," said Jennifer Jones, vice president of Diverse Markets, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "The candid stories that Dr. Angelou's guests share are very inspiring. We encourage consumers to tune in and enjoy these interviews with some of America's most influential individuals."
Alicia Keys, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress describes how the sounds of her childhood in "Hell's Kitchen," shaped the chart-topping music she creates today.
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