In honor of Maya Angelou’s birthday and her being a Google doodle please read my article about her life and death in 2014.
Dr.MAYA ANGELOU author of seven autobiographies, poet, dancer, civil rights activist, writer of plays and television shows for over 50 years garnered world-wide fame, Tony awards, and inspired millions. Known as the Black woman’s poet-laureate, writing of her hardships in her life, her most famous book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, was a first, an autobiography of a modern black woman speaking truthfully of her own hardships and experiences growing up in the U.S. during segregation. Nominated for a Nobel Prize, master of six languages, MAya was awarded many honorary university degrees, and she spoke at President Clinton’s Inauguration in 1993.
Maya received the presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. in 2011. Good friend and mentor to Oprah Winfrey, she counted Martin Luther King and James Baldwin as her close friends. She was ill recently and died peaceably at her home in the…
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