Legacies in Black Literature: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison
“It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
— Excerpt from “Phenomenal Woman”
Maya Angelou spoke to women across the globe with each line of her uplifting and empowering poem “Phenomenal Woman.” Angelou won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio recording of the poem.
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