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, Maya Angelou 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, ...

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Arkansas and San Francisco. She worked
as an editor for The Arab observer, an English-language weekly published
Cairo. Maya Angelou 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.
Maya Angelou, 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. Maya
Angelou'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 "Shaker Why Don't You
Sing." She ranged from story to poem to song and back ...

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