Maya angelou, original name marguerite annie johnson, (born april 4, 1928, st louis, missouri, us—died may 28, 2014, winston-salem, north carolina), american poet, memoirist, and actress whose several volumes of autobiography explore the themes of economic, racial, and sexual oppression. Maya angelou was born marguerite johnson on april 4, 1928, in st louis, missouri after her parents' marriage ended, she and her brother, bailey (who gave her the name maya), were sent to rural stamps, arkansas, to live with their grandmother, who owned a general store.
Maya angelou biography civil rights activist, author, poet, activist (1928–2014) maya angelou was a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir i know why the caged bird sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections. Maya angelou—author, poet, playwright, stage and screen performer, and director—is best known for i know why the caged bird sings (1970), the story of her early life, which recalls a young african american woman's discovery of her self-confidence maya angelou was born marguerite johnson on.
An acclaimed american poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer, maya angelou was born marguerite johnson in st louis, missouri angelou had a broad career as a singer, dancer, actress, composer, and hollywood’s first female black director, but became most famous as a writer, editor, essayist, playwright, and poet. Maya angelou was born on april 4, 1928 in st louis, missouri, usa as marguerite annie johnson she was an actress and writer, known for how to make an american quilt (1995), madea's family reunion (2006) and poetic justice (1993. Maya angelou: maya angelou, american poet, memoirist, and actress whose several volumes of autobiography explore the themes of economic, racial, and sexual oppression although born in st louis, angelou spent much of her childhood in the care of her paternal grandmother in rural stamps, arkansas.
Angelou, maya (1969) i know why the caged bird sings new york: random house isbn 978-0-375-50789-2 arensberg, liliane k (1999) death as metaphor for self in maya angelou's i know why the caged bird sings: a casebook, joanne m braxton, ed new york: oxford press isbn 0-19-511606-2 baisnée, valérie (1994. Maya angelou is one of america’s leading female contemporary poets maya angelou also achieved much in the fields of theatre, acting, writing novels and also as a member of the civil rights movement.
Biography of maya angelou (born marguerite ann johnson on april 4, 1928) was an american author and poet who has been called america's most visible black female autobiographer by scholar joanne m braxton. Maya angelou - poet - maya angelou was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist maya angelou - poet | academy of american poets.
Maya angelou was born as marguerite johnson on april 4th, 1928, in st louis, missouri and raised in st louis and stamps, arkansas maya angelou became one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Maya angelou (/ ˈ æ n dʒ ə l oʊ / ( 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 was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.
Listen to the poem maya angelou read at president bill clinton’s inauguration on january 20, 1993.