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Maya Angelou on Con Men, Counting Cards & Using White Racism To Turn A Profit

In this fascinating Blank on Blank animation of a 1970s interview between Maya Angelou and Studs Terkel, Angelou (who had just published her seminal work, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings) talks about growing up with a step-father who felt that the best education he could give his daughter would be one where she could never get taken advantage of…not to mention counting cards, spotting loaded dice and turning racism into a living.

Just one more interesting chapter in the life of a woman who made a huge impact on literature and women of every color.

Video after the break.

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