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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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.

Maya Angelou to Be Honored by USPS With a Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service to produce stamps of the late icon.

Oprah Winfrey Selects Cynthia Bond's Ruby for Book Club

The debut novel, which Bond worked on for more than a decade, was published last year to positive reviews and moderate sales.

Maya Angelou’s Words Come to Life in 'Harlem Hopscotch' Music Video

Lead single off Caged Bird Songs album gets the visual treatment.

Music Stars We Lost in 2014

A look back at the artists who crossed over this year.

Nine Years Under Author Sheri Booker Working on Two New Books

Sheri Booker also recalls dealing with the passing of her mother
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