Maya Angelou's Great Influence and Success

analytical Essay
667 words
667 words

The inspiring African-American woman born in 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri has been one of the many influential voices of our time. Educating herself and having love for the arts helped mold her life into what she imagined becoming a poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and even a civil rights activist. During her early years while still in High School Dr. Angelou experienced brutal racial discrimination directing her to the values of traditional African-Americans. In High School Dr. Angelou received a scholarship for a labor school in San Francisco but eventually dropping out. During the years of 1954 and 1955 Dr. Angelou toured Europe with a production named Porgey and Bess these would be her starting center for what changes her life. Learning from Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey to dance Dr. Angelou started different television shows; eventually recording her own album I 1957 and moving to New York as she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild, leading her to Broadway where the production The Blacks was wrote and performed. Experiencing a little more for life Dr. Angelou moved to Egypt serving as a writer’s editor for the English Language weekly The Arab Observer. Still in Africa she traveled from Egypt to Ghana where Dr. Angelou taught at a University of Music and Dance, while she still wrote for The African Review and The Ghanaian Times. As Dr. Angelou went from country to country she learned languages such as English, Arabic, Italian, French, Spanish, and Fanti. In Ghana she meets Malcolm X which she help contribute to build the Organization of African American Unity, later moving back to the United States. The arrival of Dr. Angelou was devastating as she found Malcolm X... ... middle of paper ... ...he can embrace and see as an achievement in her lifetime creating something more of writing and how it’s seen over any part of the world in any culture as she evolved from the African American culture which was constantly followed and bothered by others. Maya Angelou behind part of the civil rights movement she knew what it was to be racially discriminated. Dr. Angelou celebrates her birthday every year in her home in Winston Salem located in North Carolina. Maya Angelou’s 82nd birthday was celebrated at this house in North Carolina which she was accompanied by singer Naomi Judd and Martina McBride, as well as director Lee Daniels. Dr. Angelou’s still lives in Salem where she gives lectures and speeches across the United States; although Dr. Angelou respects her times she appeared on the BET Honors 2012 in Washington D.C. at the Warner Theatre with Michelle Obama.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how dr. angelou, an inspiring african-american woman born in 1928 in st. louis, missouri, has been one of the many influential voices of our time.
  • Narrates how dr. angelou dropped out of high school and toured europe with a production named porgey and bess. after learning from martha graham and alvin ailey to dance, she recorded her own album and moved to new york.
  • Describes how dr. angelou traveled from egypt to ghana where she taught at a university of music and dance, while writing for the african review and the ghanaian times. she met malcolm x and helped build the organization of african american unity.
  • Narrates how dr. angelou's arrival was devastating as she found malcolm x being assassinated and the organization they built falling, but later being called to help him as the northern coordinator for the southern christian leadership conference.
  • Narrates dr. angelou's script, which was the first african-american woman to be filmed and got nominated for the pulitzer prize.
  • Explains that dr. angelou served in the presidential committees and has earned more than 50 honorary degrees, including the presidential medal of arts and the lincoln medal.
  • Analyzes how dr. angelo was delighted to receive a national book award for lifetime achievement, which she can embrace and see as an achievement in her lifetime creating something more of writing and how it’s seen over any part of the world.
  • Explains that dr. angelou celebrates her birthday every year in her home in winston salem, north carolina, where she was accompanied by singer naomi judd and martina mcbride, as well as director lee daniels.
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