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17 Life-Changing Quotes From Dr. Maya Angelou

We'll always carry her wisdom with us. Maya Angelou may be gone, but her legacy lives on. She has been immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp, and now, her iconic autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is being re-released, complete with a foreword by her “daughter-friend” Oprah Winfrey. The re-release ensures that her vast wisdom will live on, touching millions of lives and countless generations to come. In honor of what would have been her 88th birthday, leave us a comment sharing your favorite words of wisdom from Angelou.
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She Rose: Dr. Maya Angelou, a truly ‘phenomenal woman’

Poet, author and civil rights activist, Dr. Maya Angelou, was truly a ‘phenomenal woman.’ She rose to fame after her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of a series of seven autobiographies. Ten years later, it was adapted into a movie. The book would later make a path for her to become the first female inaugural poet.
DALLAS, TX
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94th birthday celebration will remember Maya Angelou

The Celebrate! Maya Project is honoring Maya Angelou’s 94th birthday April 21-22 with a luncheon and benefit concert. On April 21, the organization will hold its annual luncheon for Angelou’s birthday at the Junior League of Little Rock, where the nonprofit will also make a special fundraising announcement. On April 22, Grammy-nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster will perform a benefit concert at the Ron Robinson Theater.
LITTLE ROCK, AR
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Garden Party celebrates the life and legacy of Maya Angelou

The iconic words of Maya Angelou blared through the speakers at Bailey Park last Sunday afternoon as dozens of people came together to celebrate Angelou’s birthday and legacy. Angelou, a St. Louis, Missouri, native, was a poet, author and civil rights activist. She served on two different presidential committees...
WINSTON-SALEM, NC
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As Maya Angelou Famously Said, "Believe Them the First Time"

A special election in the old AD62 has already started for her short-lived replacement, to be followed by selection of her permanent AD61 successor in CA’s primary elections on June 7, 2022. Calmatters has a terrific tool to find your new districts (not just Assembly, but Senate and Congressional) here. This map from them shows the overlap of old (yellow) and new (purple):
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PWPL presents Film Matinee: Maya Angelou–And Still I Rise Friday, April 8, 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Documentary feature about the famous Civil Rights activist and poet. No admission charge. For more information, contact Marty at 226-4322, machatz@pwpl.info, or visit pwpl.info. The post PWPL presents Film Matinee: Maya Angelou–And Still I Rise Friday, April...
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PWPL presents Film: Maya Angelou–And Still I Rise Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Documentary feature about the famous Civil Rights activist and poet. No admission charge. For more information, contact Marty at 226-4322, machatz@pwpl.info, or visit pwpl.info. The post PWPL presents Film: Maya Angelou–And Still I Rise Monday, April 4,...
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Alden Terrace student study Maya Angelou

Alden Terrace School in Elmont partnered with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for a virtual assembly on Feb. 11 focused on the famed Black poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. At the event, which was held during Black History Month, childhood educators at NMAAHC...
ELMONT, NY
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Women’s History Month: The Indelible Legacy of Maya Angelou

Throughout the month of March the NSJ will be celebrating the remarkable contributions of North Carolina women for Women’s History Month. Most well known as the best-selling author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and for her work as a poet, Maya Angelou was also an actress, the first black female trolley car driver, a Grammy-winning composer, a director, a calypso singer, a dancer and an international civil rights leader. However, what is perhaps least known about Maya Angelou is her work as a prominent professor in the state of North Carolina, a position she personally considered one of her most important roles until her passing in May of 2014 at the age of 86. While not a native of North Carolina, the late Maya Angelou undoubtedly considered the Old North State home in her later years. It is for her indelible mark on the world that we celebrate her this Women’s History month.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC
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Poet Maya Angelou: The first Black woman on a U.S. coin

Maya Angelou, the beloved poet who started her career as a calypso singer, is featured on the first in a series of quarters honoring America's most remarkable women. A poet, writer, actor and activist, Angelou died in 2014. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry and is credited with a list of plays, movies and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 30 honorary degrees.
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Check your quarters! Maya Angelou quarters circulating in the Triad

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Check your quarters because you might very well have a special one with ties to Winston-Salem in one of your pockets!. The United States Mint started shipping out in January, quarters featuring the image of America’s poet and Civil Rights activist, Maya Angelou. The poet is known for her many works including, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in 1969. Angelou also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 by President Barack Obama.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC
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40 Best Maya Angelou Quotes to Live By

Maya Angelou is arguably one of the most celebrated and prolific writers to ever live. Regal and eloquent, she embodied poise and unmatched grace. Her masterful words and poetic musings left an indelible mark on the world that lives on today. The esteemed author, poet, memoirist and civil rights activist’s...
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Why a bust of Maya Angelou was vandalized at BPL during an anti-vaccine protest

Maya Angelou has nothing to do with COVID-19 protocols or mandates. The legendary poet, author, and activist died in 2014, years before this pandemic proved to be as lethal to common sense and basic decency as it continues to be for human lives. In recent weeks, there have been what the Boston Public Library Professional Staff Association describes as “multiple hateful incidents” involving unmasked anti-vaccine protesters who trespassed in children’s rooms and intimidated staff and visitors in at least two Boston libraries. During one of them, a bust of Angelou was vandalized at the Central branch in Copley Square.
BOSTON, MA