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Maya Angelou



Maya Angelou (1928–2014) was an American award-winning author, poet, and civil rights activist. The internationally acclaimed Angelou received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 and was awarded more than fifty honorary degrees throughout her career. Her work has been lauded as translating quintessential elements of the Black, American, female experience, capturing the spirit of human earnestness and dignity.

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“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Final poem from “Maya Angelou—Live and Unplugged”

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The Seat of the Soul (25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide)

The Seat of the Soul encourages you become the authority in your own life. It will change the way you see the world, interact with other people, and understand your own actions and motivations.

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Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman” - Super Soul Sunday - OWN

Poet, teacher, activist and more—pay tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou and listen to her read her unforgettable poem “Phenomenal Woman.”

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FindCenter Quotes ImageDo the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

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Dr. Maya Angelou: “Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud” - Oprah’s Master Class - OWN

After hearing a 19th-century African-American song, Dr. Maya Angelou has never forgotten one important lyric: God put a rainbow in the clouds. Watch as Dr.

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Dr. Maya Angelou on Loving and Letting Go | Belief | Oprah Winfrey Network

When Dr. Maya Angelo was told her mother, Vivian Baxter, had three weeks to live, she invited her to spend her final days with her in North Carolina. Vivian was suffering from terminal lung cancer, but she lived on for another year and a half-far beyond what the doctors had expected.

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Serena Williams Reads “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Serena Williams reads “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageYou may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

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Dr. Maya Angelou’s 3-Word Secret to Living Your Best Life - Oprah’s Master Class - OWN

Dr. Maya Angelou says that in order to be the best human being you can be, you must follow one simple directive: “Just do right.” Watch as Dr. Angelou reveals how you can never go wrong by doing what you truly believe in. Plus, find out why Dr.

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Mom & Me & Mom

For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life.

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