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Maya Angelou's missed opportunity to work with Pearl Bailey

Clip: 02/21/2017 | 1m 26s

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As a single mother, Maya Angelou struggled to provide for her son. An opportunity to perform with Pearl Bailey would've meant a regular income and less time on the road, but unfortunately Maya was not given the job.

Aired: 02/21/17 | Rating: NR

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