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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. She published seven ..... The New York Times, describing Angelou's residence history in New York City, stated that she regularly hosted elaborate New Year's Day ..... Many critics consider Angelou's autobiographies more important than her poetry.


May 28, 2014 ... Maya Angelou was poet, novelist, educator, producer, actress, filmmaker, dancer and ... Writer: She is perhaps most famous for her best-selling, ...


The role of Maya Angelou in the history of the United States of America. ... See also Important and Famous Women in America , and Important and Famous ...


Jun 5, 2017 ... Maya Angelou's 1969 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, ... which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an ... She later wrote the poem "On the Pulse of Morning"—one of her most famous ...


Born Marguerite Johnson, Maya Angelou spent her formative years shuttling between St. Louis, Missouri, a tiny, totally segregated town in Arkansas, and San  ...


May 29, 2014 ... Dr Maya Angelou, famed poet, author and activist, passed away at the age of 86. ... of our history and our humanity,” said Rep Nancy Pelosi, D-California, ... it with a paraphrased version of King's famous “drum major” quote.


Aug 19, 2015 ... Maya Angelou died last year aged 86 Black History Month looks back at ... Maya was born Marguerite Johnson in St Louis, Missouri, on 4 April ...


Maya Angelou Timeline ( 1928 - ) The life of this famous female Black African American poet and actress. Her involvement in the American Civil Rights ...


Maya Angelou contributed to black history as a poet, activist, singer, dancer, actor , screenwriter and author of the memoir ... For what is Maya Angelou famous?