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.
Amazing 3-yr old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem can read, write and pay tribute to one of the most renowned writers of all time. She memorized author Maya Angelou’s poem “Hey Black Child” in just a week and recited the poem to an audience during the Chicago daytime talk show Windy City LIVE.
While Maya Angelou best known today for her writing—as the author of more than 30 books and the recipient of more than 50 honorary degrees—she had many different careers before becoming a writer, and all before the age of 40, as TIME pointed out in her 2014 obituary.
Dr. Maya Angelou says that if she thought of her life as a class, there would be a few things she would like to impart to the world. One is a statement by Terence that she is still studying at age 82: “I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me.” Find out why Dr.
After a few relationships gone bad and more than one night waiting by the phone, Oprah learned the hard way that if a man shows you he’s untrustworthy, believe him the first time. Watch Dr. Maya Angelou discuss this important life lesson with Oprah.
Oprah shares the powerful lesson author Maya Angelou, her friend and mentor, taught her many years ago. Find out why she says that Maya’s words, “when you know better, you do better,” are freeing for anyone who has ever made a mistake.
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