Maya Angelou



Dr. Maya Angelou speaks with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Angelou’s work discussed her personal story and her experience with sexual assault. Her poetry collection “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Yvanna Reyes, Staff Writer

Maya Angelou is an influential great American author and activist, well-known for the novels, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “And Still I Rise” as well as a number of poetry collections.
Her literary pieces often follow civil rights themes, grabbing the attention of Bill Clinton as she wrote “On the Pulse of the Morning” for his inauguration in 1993. Her gripping works of literature not only won many honorable awards, like two NAACP Image Awards in outstanding literary work, they also left humanity with tasteful social commentary. She was born April 4, 1928 and passed away in May of 2014.