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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou Biography

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Johnson April 4, 1928) is an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal.

Maya Angelou is known for the autobiographical writings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) and All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986). Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die (1971) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Read Full Bio >>


Maya Angelou Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2008 Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album Nominated
1999 Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Director Down in the Delta (1998). Nominated
1998 Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature Down in the Delta (1998). Won
1996 Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture How to Make an American Quilt (1995). Nominated
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast How to Make an American Quilt (1995). Nominated

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    Maya Angelou speaks at The African-American Speaking Series - March 19, 2010

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    Maya Angelou speaks at The African-American Speaking Series - March 19, 2010

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    Maya Angelou speaks at The African-American Speaking Series - March 19, 2010

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    Maya Angelou speaks at The African-American Speaking Series - March 19, 2010

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    Maya Angelou speaks at The African-American Speaking Series - March 19, 2010

  • Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou speaks at The African-American Speaking Series - March 19, 2010

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