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Maya Angelou

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“Maya Angelou is the most renowned and influential voices of our time” (poemhunter.com). She is also a multi Grammy-award winning author(mayaangelou.com). Angelou who wrote the poem, “On the Pulse of the Morning” for Bill Clinton’s Inauguration(mayaangelou.com). As a voice for equality, Maya Angelou has dealt with discrimination head on as evident in her writing.

Maya Angelou is a voice for the Civil Rights Movement and is known as “America’s most visible black female autobiographer”(poemhunter.com). Born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4th, 1928, Angelou is still alive and writing today (mayaangelou.com). Angelou is a civil right activist, because Angelou fought through the persecution of racism, the testing of faith, the effects of rape as a child, as well as homelessness and drug addiction(mayaangelou.com). Angelou has contributed to society through her poems, books, and plays about freedom for all as well as progression for women(poemhunter.com). Maya Angelou is a courageous and brilliant individual. Angelou has stood up for her beliefs no matter what the cost. Angelou's writing has meant a great deal to others, especially in the poem “Still I Rise” and also “Alone”(poemhunter.com). Inspite of her horrible abuse and persecution, Angelou was able to have a successful and memorable adulthood(mayaangelou.com). Maya Angelou is and has been an inspiration to people all over the world with her many achievements and beautiful poetry(mayaangelou.com).

Angelou’s writings give voice to those who have faced discrimination in their lifetime. Having a personal experience with discrimination also has affected her writings. She has the introspective poems that change people’s thoughts about her and her poems. Angelou was greatly in...

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...once said, ”I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”(quotestree.com). Even though she has affected many lives with her work, Angelou has been given a gift of writings and talent that she shares with others.

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"Maya Angelou Quotes." The Quotes Tree. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.

Poet: Maya Angelou - All Poems of Maya Angelou. "Poet: Maya Angelou - All Poems of Maya Angelou." Poemhunter.com. Poem Hunter, n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2014.

"Public Statements Made by Maya Angelou." Hyperink. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
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