Environmental Leaders of Color (ELOC) and Foremost Films are sponsoring a special screening of “Reflections of a Blessed Soul,” Saturday, April 8th at the Mount Vernon Public Library Teen Room. Reflections of a Blessed Soul is a documentary based on an exclusive interview on memoirist, author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelous who is best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
With a razor sharp memory of events that occurred many decades ago, Dr. Angelou reflects on her unforgettable experiences with such notables as jazz musician, Max Roach, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Reverend Eric Butterworth, and Amiri Baraka.
“Reflections…” is Dr. Angelou’s last interviews. It took place at her home in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Dr. Angelou, born Marguerite Annie Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928, and died at the age of 86 on May 28, 2014. “Reflections…” is a tribute to the beloved Dr. Maya Angelou and offers an intimate portrait of one of the greatest artists/poets/activists/teachers and humanitarians of our times. In the comfort of her home, Dr. Angelou shares insights and stories of her rich and colorful life, which spanned nearly a century and included many of the most dynamic people in the world.
Mount Vernon Public Library is located at 28 South First Avenue, For more information contact MVPL Community Outreach at (914) 668-1840 ext. 236.