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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

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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 ...

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Maya Angelou's 1969 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, is the first ... AKA: Marguerite Johnson: Marguerite Ann Johnson; Nickname: Maya; Full  ...

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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.

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Dec 17, 2016 ... Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. ... The book tells the story of her life from her childhood in Arkansas to ...

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It took Angelou 15 years to write the final volume of her autobiography, A Song .... The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou, Random House (New York, ...

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