Maya Angelou's 1969 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, was nominated for a National Book Award and made her a symbol of pluck and pride for African-American women. In the 1950s Maya Angelou had been a dancer and stage actress, and she wa...
Name at Birth:
April 4, 1928,
St. Louis, Missouri
May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou. Angeloupoem.jpg. Angelou reciting her poem "On the Pulse of
Morning", at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, January 1993. Born, Marguerite
Take a peek at the early trauma and many accomplishments of Maya Angelou,
Pulitzer Prize nominated poet and author of I know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Johnson on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis,
Missouri and raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. Maya Angelou became ...
While she holds more than 30 honorary degrees from various institutions and a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize for her writing, Maya Angelou
was able to raise her son as a single mother without any formal higher education. Oprah and Angelou
first met while Oprah was wo... More »
May 28, 2014 ... Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. Her
parents divorced when she was only three and she was sent with ...
An acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer, Maya
Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. Angelou has had a
On this day in History, Maya Angelou is born on Apr 04, 1928. Learn more about
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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4,
1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She was an author, poet,
Maya Angelou—author, poet, playwright, stage and screen performer, and
director—is best known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), the story of