05 April, 2018
Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 as Marguerite Annie Johnson. As she was too ashamed to tell any adults, she confided in her brother Bailey instead. She also wrote several books of essays, as well as screenplays and children's novels.
"Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it's how she did it all".
There, she experienced a life marred by the racial discrimination which underpinned everyday life in the American South. After finding out that her uncle had killed her attacker, she believed that her words had murdered a man and fell silent.
After the birth of her son she moved to San Diego where she worked as a nightclub waitress and even dabbled in drugs and prostitution.
Google said in its description: "During those years books and poetry became her solace and constant companions, eventually helping her find her voice again to embark upon an intellectual and creative journey that defies description". She got it, and became the first black woman to hold the position.
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Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 on May 28, 2014 after struggling with her declining health for years.
Before she became the influential writer the world knows, Angelou was a singer and dancer.
Maya moved to NY in 1959, to concentrate on her writing career, and joined the Harlem Writers Guild.
The success of her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", in 1969 brought her mainstream attention as an author. On January 20, 1993, she was the first poet in three decades to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration ceremony when she read her poem, "On the Pulse of Morning", which she wrote for President Bill Clinton's inauguration. She redefined black beauty and celebrated African-American oral traditions. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from NY to Texas.
Her birthday coincides with the date on which her friend and fellow civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luthor King was assassinated in 1968. US President Barack Obama honoured her with Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.