Dr. Maya Angelou had an incredible life. Born in the 1920s in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a young single mother shortly after graduating from high school. Despite having to work several jobs to support herself and her son, she still managed a successful career in the ’50s as a singer and performer. This was followed by a stint in Egypt, and Ghana, in the ’60s working as a writer. Angelou then went on to pen 36 books, 30 of which were bestseller. The first of her books – I know Why the Caged Bird Sings – was the first non-fiction bestseller written by an African American woman. What followed was a screenplay; an Emmy nomination and a Tony nomination for two of her acting roles; and several autobiographies and multiple poetry collections.
This is just the tip of the iceberg; Maya Angelou had many more accomplishments – a truly amazing woman.
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