Meet Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is a well-known American author and poet. However, pilule she did not spend her entire life as a famous writer.  Indeed, order it is her journey through a rough childhood, recipe travels abroad, a career as an actress and dancer, and eventually her experience with motherhood that gives her writing so much depth and insight. She worked many odd jobs to support herself and her son, but Angelou was a talented woman with a bigger destiny ahead.

“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  -Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou became an active member of the Civil Rights’ Movement and spokeswoman for African American women. Her most recognized works include a series of six autobiographies. The first work among these is called, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and it brought Angelou fame and public acclaim as a writer in 1970. Throughout her continuing career, Maya Angelou has received multiple awards and honors including 3 Grammys, the National Medal of Arts in 2000, and the Lincoln Medal in 2008. In 2011, President Barack Obama presented Maya Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Maya Angelou’s writing and experiences have become an important part of American history and literature. See an excerpt from one of her poems below!

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