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Maya Angelou
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... More »
Name at Birth: Marguerite Johnson
Born: April 4, 1928 (age 89), St. Louis, Missouri
Died: May 28, 2014


Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. ..... which was purchased in 2004 and was full of her "growing library" of books she collected throughout her life, artwork collected over the ...


Jun 5, 2017 ... Maya Angelou's 1969 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, is the first ... Nickname: Maya; Full Name: Marguerite Annie Johnson.


In the late 1950's Maya Angelou joined the Harlem Writer's Guild. With the guidance of her friend, the novelist James Baldwin, she began work on the book that ...


On this day in History, Maya Angelou is born on Apr 04, 1928. ... on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.


Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928 ... 1995); The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House, ...


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 her ...


Maya Angelou (1928 -2014) – Modern American poet and writer. One of America's leading female contemporary poets. Also active in civil rights movement.


The Complete Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou, released ... Extravagant Spirits, written in May 1997 for Life Magazine's Collector's Edition. Amazing ...


Maya Angelou is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed and internationally ... “It was awful to be a Negro and have no control over my life” ( Caged Bird).