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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou 1928-2014 Maya Angelou or Marguerite Annie Johnson was a famous poet, author, singer and dancer. She was born on April 4th, 1928 in San Francisco and died on May 28th 2014. Her grandmother always felt she had a special talent. Her brother would call her mya and that is how she became Maya. She had once spent a few years of her teenage life with other homeless children in a place where old cars were kept. I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the and dares to claim the sky. But stalks down his narrow cage through his bars of rage his and his feet are tied so he sing. The caged bird sings things unknown but longed heard on the distant hillfor orange sun rays a bird that can seldom see wings are clipped opens his throat to with fearful trill of the for still and is tune is the caged bird sings of free- of another breeze an the dom The fran hird thinbe through the sighing trees and the a dawn-bright lawn and he names the caged bird stands on the grave of shadow shouts on a nightmare scream clipped and his feet are tied so he throat to sing. The caged bird sings with Sings. Her last autobiography Mom of things unknown but longed for st & Me & Mom was published when tune his heard on the distant hill for Angelou's life has been told in seven autobiographies with the first one called I Know Why the Caged Bird bird sings of freedom. she was eighty five years old. MAYA ANGELOU Angelou has had a plethora of occupations, starting being a cook who would try things, to a dancer at a night club, to a journalist during the decolonization times of Egypt. from She was a professor at Wake Forest University. She recited her poem On the Pulse of Morning Martin Luther when Bill Clinton King Jr was inaugurated President of USA. at the Her poems reflected the struggles faced by African-Americans. They were called African-Americans' national anthems. She fought for the rights of African- Americans with Martin Luther King Jr. Angelou had spent a vast time in Ghana as the editor of The Arab Observer. Angelou wrote the screenplay of Georgia Georgia. It was the first Swedish film to be written by an African-American woman. THE BLACKS by Jean Genet. She performed in The Blacks Jean Genet Miss Calypso Calypso Lady was her first music album. Angelou always believed in living life gracefully. She has won several awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2011. She was nominated for the Pulitzer award for Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Dillie. She won the National Medal of Arts, more than fifty honorary titles, and three Grammy awards. PAE W NE ST AD COL AL N ILTON GLASER 2000 NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS Grammy award National Medal of Arts FUN FOR ME! MOCOMI Visit mocomi.com for more cool stuff! .com Copyright© 2014 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rigts Reserved.

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Maya Angelou or Marguerite Annie Johnson was a famous poet, author, singer and dancer. She was born on April 4th, 1928 in San Francisco and died on May 28th 2014. Her life has been told in seven autob...

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