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Maya Angelou

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  • Rethinking childhood 'whippings' after Peterson's arrest

    Rethinking childhood 'whippings' after Peterson's arrest
    If you're a baby boomer like me, the recent controversy over a football player who whipped his son with a switch probably has you looking back and reassessing your own childhood.
  • Hampton Road Reader Events

    Hampton Road Reader Events
    The life and works of Maya Angelou will be celebrated Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at the College of William and Mary's Tucker Hall Theater. The presentation includes short readings of Angelou's works by students and faculty, as well as a performance by the Leah...

    Ruby Dee left legacy of theater and activism [Commentary]

    I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested...

    Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all

    Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention. The St. Louis-born daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper family, Angelou had been a streetcar...

    Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...