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Angelou celebrates black history with Oprah, Keys

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In this May 20, 2010 file photo, poet Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. In the midst of talking black history with Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, Angelou breaks out singing a hymn a cappella. She wants to show Keys, a New Yorker, what "lining out," call-and-response singing that is popular in Southern black churches, sounds like. That teaching moment is one of many during Angelou's third annual Black History Month program, "Telling Our Stories," airing on more than 175 public radio stations nationwide throughout the month.

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"Telling Our Stories," Maya Angelou's third annual Black History Month program, is airing on more than 175 public radio stations nationwide throughout February. Angelou says she is obligated to share her knowledge and experience with younger people in a way that is not "preaching" but gives context to the "human truth." We owe the truth, not just the facts," she said
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