Maya angelou (/ ˈ æ n dʒ ə l oʊ / ( listen) born marguerite annie johnson april 4, 1928 – may 28, 2014) was an american poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist she published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. But maya angelou still marched outside the american embassy in accra, angelou and others rallied with signs calling for an end to segregation and apartheid angelou returned to the united states in the mid-1960s and again found herself in the circle of civil rights activists. Maya angelou became one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time with over 50 honorary doctorate degrees dr maya angelou became a celebrated poet, memoirist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.
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Maya angelou used her tough upbringing in 1930s america to win literary acclaim and speak out for the rights of black people and women the celebrated poet and writer was friends with martin. The legendary poet, playwright and civil rights activist maya angelou has died at the age of 86 born in the jim crow south, angelou rose to become one of the world’s most celebrated writers. Maya angelou reading at the presidential inauguration in 1993 | @wikimedia commons reflecting on her time working alongside civil rights leader martin luther king as the northern coordinator for the movement, angelou recalled that they speculated on the likelihood of america having a black president together and angelou predicted that it would not happen in her lifetime. Maya angelou is remembered as a poet, an author, an actress, a dancer, an educator, even a film director but she also played a role in both the civil rights movement — and in depicting those.
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Civil rights activist, author, poet, activist (1928–2014) maya angelou was a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir i know why the caged bird sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections.
The following year, angelou became romantically involved with south african activist vususmzi maki and moved to cairo angelou worked as an associate editor for the arab observer in 1962, angelou moved to accra, ghana where she worked at the university of ghana. Maya angelou was born marguerite ann johnson on april 4, 1928 in st louis, mo her father, bailey johnson was a doorman and navy dietitian her mother, vivian baxter johnson was a nurse and card dealer angelou received her nickname from her older brother, bailey jr.
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