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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 was active in the civil rights movement (she became a coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, thanks to a request from Martin Luther King, Jr.). During the 1960s she spent five years in Africa, working as a journalist and a teache More »
Name at Birth: Marguerite Johnson
Born: April 4, 1928 (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Sep 4, 2011 ... Maya Angelou is my hero because she encourages people to “take life by the lapels”, to face your trials and hardships. She is a person who ...

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May 3, 2008 ... These are words of my hero, Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou has helped many women overcome their pasts. Maya has written a tremendous ...

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Oct 8, 2007 ... Maya Angelou is an inspirational figure for anyone, as she took a difficult childhood and life's obstacles, not only overcoming them, but making ...

www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/29/my-hero-maya-angelou-by-lennie-goodings

May 29, 2014 ... Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. She lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, ...

www.greatblackheroes.com/entertainment/maya-angelou

Jun 4, 2014 ... Maya Angelou was the voice of the nation, both as an author, actress and social activist. She was called upon by Presidents and spoke to the ...

www.spin.com/2014/05/maya-angelou-dead-86

May 28, 2014 ... Maya Angelou, the writer and civil rights activist whose bold and populist voice echoed across decades of American and global culture, has ...

www.quora.com/Why-is-Maya-Angelou-considered-a-hero

Start with the sexual assault when she was a child that resulted in the death of the rapist and her muteness until a teacher helped unlock her voice. She lat...

poeticparfait.com/2014/05/28/maya-angelou-a-poet-and-hero-to-remember

May 28, 2014 ... It was difficult to read the headline this morning of the passing of American poet Maya Angelou. She has been a personal literary hero for many ...

socialscienceinsights.com/2015/02/09/social-science-quote-maya-angelou-hero

Feb 9, 2015 ... This week's Social Science Quote is by Maya Angelou, on what makes a hero. "I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better ...