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(biography) maya, real name marguerite johnson 1928–2014, us black novelist , poet, and dramatist her works include the autobiographical novel i know. Celebrated american poet, author and civil rights activist maya angelou, of many talents, the regal angelou lived a full, intensely varied life. Maya angelou was an american poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist she published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry ,.
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Maya angelou (born 1928), american author and poet i know why the caged bird sings, maya angelou, recorded 1970 right-arrow go to next frame. Online resources, video clips and selected lesson plans to educate students on the life and legacy of the iconic african-american poet, maya angelou. Maya angelou timeline ( 1928 - ) the life of this famous female black african american poet and actress her involvement in the american civil rights. Maya angelou american poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist who was born in st louis, missouri has a google doodle honoring her. Maya angelou, original name marguerite annie johnson, (born april 4, 1928, st louis, missouri, us—died may 28, 2014, winston-salem, north carolina),.
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