Maya Agelou

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Maya Agelou

Writer and African-American activist Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Maya Angelou's accomplishments; She is an author, actress, screenwriter, dancer and poet.

Angelou has written several autobiographies, including All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986) and A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002).

Seeking new creative challenges, Angelou made her directorial debut in 1998 with Down in the Delta, which starred Alfre Woodard.


Angelou earned a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away and an Emmy Award nomination for her work in the 1977 television miniseries Roots.

During World War II, Angelou moved to San Francisco. There she won a scholarship to study dance and acting at the Labor School.


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