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Maya Angelou

Today, April 4th, is the 86th birthday of Maya Angelou.

This board is to celebrate her work, her spirit, and her wisdom.

What did Maya Angelou mean to you? What are your favorite poems by her? Her songs? Has she inspired you to do great things?

In case you didn't know, Maya was a poet, a singer, a memoirist, and a civil rights activist. She has recieved many awards and written numerous books, the first and maybe most famous being "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". Maya is also very well known for her profound poems, including Still, I Rise, Caged Bird, Woman Work, Phenomenal Women, Touched by an Angel, and many, many more. Maya has been memorialized in many ways, from an epic iPhone commercial to many statues across the globe depicting her and her work.

Maya Angelou was, and still is a major part of our culture and lives. Let's honor that by celebrating her birthday and acknowledging her hard work in life.

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  • Wait what iPhone commercial?? Also, I love Still I Rise, and also I wrote a poem inspired by I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
  • I LOVE MAYA
  • This is great! She was so cool! This is on hot topic btw
  • This is so powerful and cool! Thank you for posting this, Maya!!!
    • ^^^^^^^^^^
  • Here are the modern acknowledgements I mentioned:

    https://www.google.com/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9adfIFfYaCM
    https://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2018/dr-maya-angelous-90th-birthday-5544539824586752.3-2xa.gif
  • What an amazing woman.
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