How Dr. Maya Angelou's Mother Rescued Her from an Abusive Boyfriend

Season 4 Episode 410
Aired on 05/12/2013 | CC tv-14
Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing. The following is from her May 2013 appearance on "Super Soul Sunday."

Dr. Maya Angelou says that to describe her mother, Vivian Baxter, "would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power." One particular story from Dr. Angelou's life brings that to light. Watch to find out how Vivian led the charge to rescue young Maya from an abusive boyfriend, who was holding her against her will for days.