Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou is one of the greatest American poets and autobiographers. An inspiration for both African Americans and women in general, both her civil service work and her famous writings – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Still I Rise among them – have secured her a place in the history of the world as one of its most influential women of all time.

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Maya Angelou’s life has been an inspiration to countless people across the world. Her works are a staple in the classroom due to their messages of strength and hope. On numerous occasions, her devotion to the issues of civil rights has been honored. Her works have always been able to find people and touch them. Maya Angelou is truly someone worthy of remembering and celebrating.