Maya Angelou

By: Janir Garcia

Maya Angelou was born in April 4th 1928 in st Louis,Missouri. Maya Angelou was known as the poet,dramatist, and civil rights activist.

As a teenager Maya loved arts, she won a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco's Labor School. Maya dropped out of school at age 14 and became African American first female cable car conducter. She finished high school when she was pregnant with her son Guy.

In 1954 and 1955 Maya toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. Maya studied dance with Martha Graham, danced with Alice Ailey on television variety shows. In 1957 she recorded her first her album Calypso Lady. In 1960 Maya moved to Cairo Egypt where she served as editor of the English language weekly The Arab Observer. Maya moved to Ghana where she taught Music and Drama

In 1972 Maya film Georgia, Georgia she was the African American of filming a movie. Maya won 50 honorary degrees and is Reynolds Professor of American studies at Wake Forest University.

Maya Angelou's words and actions continue to stir our soul's, energize our bodies,liberate our minds, and heal our hearts.

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