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Maya Angelou

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  • 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...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • When Maya Angelou was reviewed by Wanda Coleman

    When I think of Maya Angelou, who died Tuesday at age 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., I recall Wanda Coleman’s review of her memoir “A Song Flung Up to Heaven,” which appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review in April 2002....
  • When Maya Angelou was interviewed by Studs Terkel

    In March 1970, Maya Angelou sat down with Studs Terkel for a radio interview about her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” The story of her girlhood in Stamps, Ark., the book is an extended statement of perseverance, a paean to the...
  • Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities

    Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities
    There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston. Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to...
  • 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...
  • Caged bird is free

    The caged bird is finally free, as Maya Angelou has passed away and her spirit has ascended to heaven, giving her lasting peace and tranquility. Though she may have suffered a lot in her lifetime, she always remained upbeat and hopeful, making her not...
  • Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
  • Maya Angelou was deeper than a pithy quote

    Maya Angelou was deeper than a pithy quote
    Maya Angelou was a quotable-quote factory. Since her death on Wednesday, at the age of 86, her verbal nuggets have been cobbled into countless lists, in places like USA Today and Oprah's website, all of them hinting, in the words of BuzzFeed's...
  • My heart just stopped [Commentary]

    My heart just stopped [Commentary]
    On Wednesday, just for a moment, my heart stopped. The same way it stopped when I heard that Toni Cade Bambara had breast cancer and when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away. It stopped the same way that my grandmother's heart stopped when she...
  • Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'

    Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'
    You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken. One of my first...