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Maya Angelou
  • Name: Maya Angelou
  • Born: 04/04/1928
  • Died: 05/28/2014 (86 years old)
  • Occupation: Writer, poet, civil rights activist
  • Website: http://www.mayaangelou.com

Maya Angelou (/ˈænəl/ listen); born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928– May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

Birth Name: Marguerite Annie Johnson

Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Death Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.

Website: http://www.mayaangelou.com

Source: Wikipedia

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