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Transcript of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou became one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time.
She never went to college but has received more than 50 honorary degrees.
She mastered six other languages besides English
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" was an international bestseller
She was the first black woman director and producer for 20th Century Fox
She was the first african american to have their screen play produced.
She delivered a poem at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration.
She was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011.
She became friends with James Baldwin who was part of her screenwriting who openly spoke about the unequal rights given to african americans.
Cabaret for freedom was written to raise money for Southern leadership Conf.
Harlem began to be greatly publicized and she began to work with Malcolm X
Started asking people in Harlem to go to the united nations to protest because of the treatment
She believed on being in the streets to protest.
The Blacks was a play made in order to bring the issue to the theater.
She moved to Cairo with her husband of the time and continued her activism as a journalist.
X wanted to find an african government to make a charge against the US to the united nations.
Roots was a show that she produced about the african american journey to America
She would speak at women's conferences
She would speak to the community about equal treatment of everyone. Schools, Conf., etc.
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Maya Angelou was born April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Stamps, Arkansas.
Her actual birth name is Marguerite Johnson.
Along with the racial prejudices she had to encounter she also suffered sexual abuse.
During World War II, Angelou moved to San Francisco, California
In 1944, a 16-year-old Angelou gave birth to a son, Guy
Did It Work?
She made a great impact on the community.
Made people listen
Directly worked with other activists
Her works are timeless and will continue to present important messages.