Maya Angelou has gone. There are no words to express my admiration for her. She shared her incredible spirit with such grace and humility – we could all learn to be a little more like her. Watch her videos, read her books and absorb her dignified, altruistic heart through every
wise word, either written or said.
Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. In 1971, Angelou published the Pulitzer Prize-nominated poetry collection Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die. She later wrote the poem “On the Pulse of Morning”—one of her most famous works—which she recited at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. Angelou has received several honors throughout her career, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work (nonfiction) category, in 2005 and 2009.
BE INSPIRED & WATCH THIS SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE INCOMPARABLE WRITER, POET, ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST, MAYA ANGELOU: