Born: 4/4/1928 St. Louis, Missouri
Died: 5/28/2014 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Maya Angelou was an American author, poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.
Awards / Achievements:
- She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.