Maya Angelou


, born April 4, 1928 as Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, was raised in segregated rural Arkansas. She is a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, and director. She has been working at Wake Forest University in north Carolina since 1981.She has published ten best selling books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nomination. At the request of President Clinton, she wrote and delivered a poem at his 1993 presidential inauguration. Whole her life, has been trying to make something special in the poetry, history and in the film industry of the Africa-American women.
Dr, Angelou, who speaks French, Spanish, Italian and ...

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as an editor for The Arab observer, an English-language weekly published Cairo. lived in Accra, Ghana, where Sergejs Golubevs under the black nationalist regime of Karane Nkrumah she taught music, dance, and. studied cinematography in Sweden. In the 1960's, at the request of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ms Angelou became the northern coordinator for the southern Leadership Conference. She Commission on the Observance of International women's Year.
, poet, was among the first African -American woman to hit the bestseller lists with her 'I know Why the Caged bird Sings " helds the Great Hall audience spellbound with stories of her own childhood. 's second achievement was in 1971 when she produced "Just Give Me a Cool Drink of water 'Fore I Die", in 1975"Oh Pray My Wings Are Going to Fit Me Well," in 1979"And I Still Rise," and in 1983 ...

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