Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is a renowned poet and author who penned a series of acclaimed memoirs, including 1969's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Angelou has also enjoyed a career as a dancer, actor, director, playwright and composer. Her works touch on themes of love, race and identity. During the civil rights movement, she emerged as a voice for Blacks and women. Angelou was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008 as well as three Grammy Awards. In 1993, she recited her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" at President Clinton's inauguration.

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15 Books Every Black Woman Should Read

Stories that will inspire and empower you.

Maya Angelou's Private Art Collection to Be Auctioned

The famed poet's African-American artwork to make debut at Swann Galleries in NYC.

#MayaForever: USPS Issues Stamp Honoring Angelou

The commemorative stamp misquotes the late author.

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou on Her Birthday

The icon would have been 87 years old today.

Maya Angelou Play in Development by Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon

The project will be a stage adaptation of Smiley's new memoir, "My Journey with Maya."

Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Revealed by U.S. Postal Service

The stamp features a 4-foot-square oil-on-canvas hyper-realistic portrait of the literary icon.
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