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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an author, actress, screenwriter, dramatists, producer, historian, filmmaker, educator, dancer, poet and civil rights activist.

Did you know?

  • Maya Angelou dropped out of school at 14 to become San Francisco’s first African American female cable car conductor.
  • Maya never went to college, but she has received more than 50 honorary degrees.
  • Maya was the first black woman to become a director and producer for 20th century Fox.

“A Bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

Maya Angelou