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'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' In praise of the poet

Worshipful and awed — that would describe the look in comedian Dave Chappelle’s eyes during an exchange with Maya Angelou, excerpted in the new documentary about the late writer-performer-activist, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.” It would also describe the film itself. If this adulatory “American...
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