Nekima Levy-Pounds Reads Maya Angelou

In this episode, Nekima Levy-Pounds reads “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou and discusses the strength she draws from the resilience of her ancestors. Pounds is a decorated attorney, ordained Reverend, and former president of the Minneapolis NAACP.

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou appears in the collection And Still I Rise, published by Random House.

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