Maya Angelou On Reuniting With Her Birth Mother
"Well, she didn't look like a mother to me. She didn't remind me of my grandmother, who we called Mama. She wore lipstick. And she had record players and she played music, loudly and danced, in the middle of the dining room floor. ... I said, 'I'd like to call you Lady, because you're very beautiful and you sound like a lady.'"
NPR 03/31/13 (includes audio)