1) Maya Angelou was born on April 14, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri.
2) Maya Angelou’s birth name was Marguerite Johnson.
3) In addition to being a poet, Maya was also an author, playwright, actress, historian, editor, professor, producer, director, civil rights activist, a dancer, a cook, and a cable car conductor.
4) Prestigious awards she has earned are the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
5) Martin Luther King, Jr. request that Maya head The Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
6) The council was she appointed by then-President Jimmy Carter was the National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year.
7) Maya Angelou is now a Professor at Lake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
8) The appointment was she awarded in 1981 was the First Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
9) Maya Angelou was the second United States poet in history invited to recite original work at a presidential inauguration.
10) She has written many books such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Phenomenal Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, The Heart of a Woman, and I Shall Not Be Moved.
11) This famous woman has also written essays, children’s books, plays, poetry, and articles.
12) Maya Angelou speaks six languages. These languages are English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and West African Fanti.
13) Some of the poems that she has written are I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Still I Rise, and Alone.
14) My Favorite poem was Still I Rise. My favorite part was :
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies.
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
15) Sill I Rise is my favorite because it shows how confident she is. I also like it because it demonstrates how strong she is not physically but emotionally. In this poem, she tells of how she will rise no matter what. One thing that...