By Anthony Dean
Maya was an American author, poet, and civil rights activists. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Born April 4, 1928 St.Louis Missouri, Died May 28, 2014.
Did You Know?
Maya was an Active dancer, poet, writer, sailor, musician, and actress from 1951-1980 when she married a Greek sailor.
Character and inspiration
Maya was a kind, down to Earth woman who wrote about life and love and how everything could be equal someday. she influenced the civil rights movement by being a famous artist and at the same time was an African American, change many peoples' opinions un the way they would see people.