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Maya Angelou Black History Month Project
Transcript of Maya Angelou Black History Month Project
committees. She was also awarded the
presidential medal of arts in 2000.
She also won the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and 3 Grammy awards. but, in 1993,
she read the poem she wrote;
On The Pulse Of Morning.
Maya is a great person to this day. Maya was born on April 9, 1928, in St. Louis,
Missouri. She was raised in St. Louis and Stamps,
Arkansas. In Stamps, she influenced racial
discrimination. She was very faithful though. Maya loved arts, and took dancing and
drama, and won her scholarship.
She won it at San Francisco's Labor School. At the age 14, she became the first African American female cable car conductor. Few weeks after Maya graduated, she had a son, and named him Guy. she then supported her son by working as a waitress, and cook. however, she liked to do music and dance. In 1954, Maya Practiced modern dance with
Martha Graham. She also danced with Alvin Ailey, on television vereity shows. In 1957, she recorded her first album; Calypso lady.
Then, in 1958, she moved to New York. There, she joined the Harlem writer's guild. She acted in the historic off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Blacks. She also wrote and preformed in
Cabaret for Freedom. Maya 2000s Maya Angelou