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Maya Angelou

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Tyra Markey

on 19 March 2011

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Maya Angelou Born Maya Angelou was born on 1928, in St. Louis
Quotes Maya Agelou had many quotes , here is a few...

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

"The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them." Here are some of Maya Angelou Honnors and Awards she recived......

Marian Anderson Award (2008)
Gracie Allen Award (2008)
Lincoln Medal (2008)
Cornell Medallion (2008)
Inducted in the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (2008)
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, “A Song Flung Up to Heaven” (2002)
Presidential Medal of Arts (2000)
NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction —“Even the Stars Look Lonesome” (1997)
Frank G. Wells Award (1995)
NAACP’s Spingarn Medal (1994)
Grammy, Best Spoken Word Album, “On The Pulse of Morning” (1993)
Citizen Diplomat Award (1993)
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (1993)
Women in Film Crystal Award (1992)
Candace Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (1990)
Pulitzer Prize nomination, “Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die” (1972) Awards and Honnors What She Did/Here Contribution Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics.She wrote several books about how she grew up as an African-American and how they weren't excepted as equals. Maya Angelou is important to are society. Resources Here is what i used to make my prezi...
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Google Her real name is Marguerite Annie Johnson, she is given the name Maya Angelou when her partents marrige ended. When her partents spilt she was sent to live with her grandmother in rural Stamps,Arkansas.

On a visit to St. Louis Maya was raped by her moms boyfriend at age 8. maya was mute for 5 years.

After overcoming her depression, Angelou was able to excel in school. She and her brother went to live with their mother in San Francisco shortly after Before long, Angelou was taking drugs, but stopped once she realized their effect on her brother.

She appeared in Porgy and Bess, which gave performances in twenty-two countries.

She also acted in several plays on and off Broadway, including Cabaret for Freedom, which she wrote with Godfrey Cambridge.

During the early 1960s Angelou lived in Cairo, Egypt, where she was the associate editor of The Arab Observer.

During this time she also contributed articles to The Ghanaian Times and was featured on the Ghanaian Broadcasting Corporation programming in Accra, Ghana. During the mid-1960s she became assistant administrator of the School of Music and Drama at the University of Ghana.

She was the feature editor of the African Review in Accra from 1964 to 1966.

After returning to the United States civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. requested she serve as northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

She attended piblic schools in Arkansas and California.

Studied dance with Martha Graham and drama with Frank Silvera.

She married, Tosh Angelos, a former sailor, when she was twenty-two. Death Maya hasn't died yet. Maya is currently 82 years old. Visual Aids Heres Angelou with actress, Niecy Nash Heres Maya with comedian, Dave Chappelle Maya and our 44th Presedient Obama Angelou on an interview Maya on a photo shoot Facts Core 4 Be Safe: She wasn't being safe when she was doing drugs know she teaching others to be safe by writing her struggles in her books, movies, and poems.

Be Responsible: Maya was doing drugs and she stopped because she realized she wasnt being responsible for her little brother so she quit doing them for her brothers sake.

Be Involed: She is being involed by writing books and poems about her lifes sturggles and sharing them with the world so we won't make the same mistakes she did.
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