As citizens of the world and as a nation, we are united in both our struggles and our triumphs, Dr. Angelou says. She talks with one American who recalls a special visit she took to Ground Zero in New York City to walk the streets, experience the loss and share her prayers after the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Then, Dr. Angelou speaks with another American about her grandfather who inspired her with his memories and a visit to the World War II Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. Merged with the poetry and stories of her own life, Dr. Angelou expands our definition of what it truly means to be an American.
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, December 11, 2013