Maya Angelou

Donayja Gates

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Born April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, MO
Died May 28th, 2014 in Winston-Salem NC


Conceived on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, essayist and social equality dissident Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 journal, I Know Why the Confined Flying creature Sings, which made abstract history as the principal genuine success by an African-American lady. She later composed the sonnet "On the Beat of Morning"— one of her most renowned works—which she discussed at President Bill Clinton's initiation in 1993. Angelou got a few respects all through her profession, including two NAACP Picture Recompenses in the exceptional artistic work (verifiable) class, in 2005 and 2009. Maya went to Mission Secondary School and won a grant to study move and dramatization at San Francisco's Work School, where she was presented to the dynamic standards that vivified her later political activism. She dropped out of school in her teenagers to wind up San Francisco's first African American female link auto conductor. She later came back to secondary school, however got to be pregnant in her senior year and graduated a couple of weeks before bringing forth her child, Fellow. She cleared out home at 16 and tackled the troublesome existence of a single parent, supporting herself and her child by acting as a server and cook, yet she had not abandoned her gifts for music, move, execution and verse.


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."