By Jade Parker
She was born on April 4, 1928, in St Louis, Missouri. Her parents divorced when she was three and her and her brother, Bailey, were sent to live with their grandmother. She died on May 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Maya Angelou's awards
Quill Award for poetry, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Marian Anderson award, And the Langston Hughes medal
Did You Know.....
After divorcing her first husband, Tosh Angelos, in 1954, she began a nightclub career in San Francisco and dropped her birth name, taking on the name Maya Angelou. It was her brother, Bailey, who nicknamed her “Maya.”
she had and inspiring personality and a way with words.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will not forget how you made them feel."