More On Maya Angelou, the First Black Woman on U.S Currency
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Who was Maya Angelou?
Maya Angelou was an African American female writer, poet, civil rights activist, and inspirational figure.
Marguerite Ann Johnson, better known as Maya Angelou, was born on April the 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Although she had a troublesome childhood, Ms. Angelou decided to turn her pain into inspiration and motivation. Ms. Angelou received a total of fifty honorary degrees and many awards for her outstanding work.
Some of her work includes, Phenomenal Woman, Mother, A Cradle to Hold Me, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, The Heart of a Woman, Letter to my Daughter, her most famous poem, And Still I Rise, and many more.
Although Maya Angelou passed away on May the 28th, 2014, her footprint and story continue to touch the world, inspiring many women to pursue their dreams unapologetically, with passion and commitment. She is now recognized as an important historical figure and even has a quarter with her depiction on it. In honor of Women’s History Month, today we celebrate you.)
Explore the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation here. From their website, “In 2011, Dr. Maya Angelou created The Foundation to serve as the dynamic personification of her philanthropic legacy and lifelong mission to support educational excellence and healthcare equity initiatives for all.”
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