Rita Coburn is the Peabody awardwinning Co-Director/Co-Producer of the first feature documentary on Maya Angelou, American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. An award winning multi-media writer, director, and producer, Rita’s television work earned 3 Emmys for documentaries Curators of Culture, Remembering 47th Street, and African Roots American Soil. Rita’s work has also been featured on C-Span, Harpo, and The History Channel. Rita is the owner of RCW Media Productions, Inc., a multi-media production company. Coburn’s value is such that she bridges the gap between generations and preserves African-American history.