AUTHOR | MAYA ANGELOU



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Maya Angelou | Author, poet, civil rights activist



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Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.
She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, prostitute, nightclub dancer and performer, cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the decolonization of Africa. She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television program


Born: 1928-04-04

Born in: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Died: 2014-05-28







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Every person needs to take one day away. A day in wh...

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It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth,...

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Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything ...

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Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand...

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A certain person wondered whya big strong girl like ...

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues bec...

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I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the worl...

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In the flush of love's lightwe dare be braveAnd sudd...

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Let's tell the truth to people. When people ask, 'Ho...

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I've learned that people will forget what you said, ...

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I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse...

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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The ...

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It is time for parents to teach young people early o...

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I don't trust people who don't love themselves and t...

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Segregation shaped me; education liberated me.

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My life has been one great big joke,A dance that's w...

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Nothing will work unless you do.

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I speak to the Black experience, but I am always tal...

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That's what you want to do? Then nothing beats a tri...

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What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thi...

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