Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die"On the Pulse of Morning"

NAME Maya AngelouOCCUPATION Author, Civil Rights Activist, PoetBIRTH DATE April 4, 1928DEATH DATE May 28, 2014EDUCATION George Washington High School, California Labor SchoolPLACE OF BIRTH St. Louis, MissouriAKA Marguerite Johnson, Marguerite Ann JohnsonNICKNAME MayaFULL NAMEMarguerite Annie Johnson

Maya Angelou

Chubb Fellowship Award – Yale University 1970National Book Award for “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” 1970Pulitzer Prize Nomination for “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie” 1972Tony Award Nomination for performance in “Look Away” 1973Emmy Award Nomination for “Roots” 1977The North Carolina Award in Literature 1987American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award 1990Essence Woman of the Year 1992Horatio Alger Award 1992Woman in Film Award 1992 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album 1994Spingarn Award NAACP 1994President's Award, Collegiate of Language Association for Outstanding Achievements, Winston-Salem, NC 1996Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Los Angeles & Martin Luther King, Jr., Legacy Association National Award 1996Humanitarian Contribution Award, Boston, MA 1997Alston/Jones International Civil & Human Rights Award 1998Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature 1999Presidential Medal of Arts 2000

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