What could the two possibly have to offer one another? Career Development director Wendy Freeman reports at least 51 alumni working in corrections that responded to recent placement surveys, though the surveys were not representative and with more than 30,000 alumni the actual number is likely higher.“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” ~Maya Angelou I remember first hearing these words in my early twenties. The person they “could” be, with a little love and nurturing from yours truly.21 on PBS — directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules faced the challenge of arranging those "most-known things" to show the artist in ways both revealing and unexpected.In that, they succeed from the very first frame, when the soundtrack erupts with Angelou — whose late-life persona was that of a dignified literary lion — singing in a long-forgotten 1957 movie musical, Calypso Heat Wave."I’m not what people expect when they think of someone running a jail," she says.
"Everybody in the world uses words," Maya Angelou once said.
I expected people to change just because I thought they should be or feel a certain way. Behavior that didn’t add up to what I was being told, behavior in past relationships that was not filled with integrity. But more importantly I believed I was different, and that behavior would never exist again now that he was with me.
But at that point in my spiritual journey, I hadn’t yet learned that everyone is on their own path, and sometimes their soul just isn’t in alignment with yours. But there was so much about him that was good and pure, and the love and passion we had for each other was real and intense. It should be no surprise that the marriage ended and was the most devastating and painful loss of my life.
"People become icons because they touch a part of the period they live in.
They transcend it usually with hope, sometimes with glamour.