Google Celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou with Doodle
- Author: Israel Montgomery Apr 05, 2018,
Apr 05, 2018, 1:29
Yet she didn't start out as a poet. At that time, Maya and Bailey moved to San Francisco to live with their mother.
Before she became the influential writer the world knows, Angelou was a singer and dancer.
Angelou translated her talents to film and television. She used to ask me, "Can you imagine what the world would be like if all children on earth had access to a good education and were allowed to let their inner lights glow?"
You can check out the following collection of Angelou quotes for yourself in the following gallery. "I said, I'm going to Europe".
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GROWING up as a black woman in 1930s America was never going to be easy. "Oh, no, I'm going with Porgy and Bess". Soon, she realized her voice could also have the opposite effect, and her words gave life to disenfranchised Americans across the nation. "She is brilliant.I am honored to be able to say her words", Keys said. That caused her to become mute for six years, and she began writing. She testified at his trial, and he was convicted.
Dr. Maya Angelou was a phenomenal woman who lived a full life that, while filled with enormous pain, also created a woman who could smile and laugh so broadly. "I killed that man, because I told his name". For the next five years, Angelou refused to speak.
During that dark time, books and poetry became her solace and constant companions, eventually helping her find her voice again. She may be gone, but her legacy will never be forgotten. Du Bois's stepson David fudged her credentials. "Maya Angelou, I love her so much". If so I should realize that since I was neither Egyptian, Arabic, nor Moslem and since I would be the only woman working in the office, things would not be easy.
Angelou was friends with James Baldwin and had planned to help Malcolm X build the Organization of Afro-American Unity, a new civil rights organization, shortly before his assassination. Maya worked for Martin Luther King, Jr. as the Northern Coordinator for Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
In early 1968, Dr. King asked Angelou to tour the country to promote the SCLC, but she postponed in order to plan her birthday party.
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In 1993, Angelou read her poem On the Pulse of Morning at the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton. The album consisted of a variety of calypso songs and was her only album.
Is there anything Angelou couldn't do? She saw one of our greatest challenges was learning to love ourselves, then having the courage and the wisdom to love others.
In 2000, at the age of 72, Angelou penned a series of two-sentence sentiments for the iconic greeting card company that adorned cards and serving dishes.
There, she experienced a life marred by the racial discrimination which underpinned everyday life in the American South.
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