Watch the New Maya Angelou Documentary!

When you hear the word PBS, what probably first springs to your mind is the image of your grandparents sitting in the living room and watching Lawrence Welk or who knows what other boring program. Trust me though, you will not regret turning in to your local Public Broadcasting Service on February 21st, for the station will be premiering a very impressive looking feature documentary about the late and great Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will go into detail about Angelou’s extraordinary life, which went from an extraordinarily painful childhood and adolescence to becoming one of the most accomplished and respected voices in African-American literature of the 20th century. Through her work as a writer and poet, she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony award nomination for her acting, as well as three Grammys for her albums, along with countless other honors from universities and writing organizations.

Get a sample of her marvelously original and inspiring voice with the quotes below, and be sure to tune in Tuesday, February 21, (check your local listings for the time).

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”