I was loved tremendously by my grandmother--my father's mother--she raised me," Angelou
Obama, who gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, said that over the course of her remarkable life, Angelou
was many things - an author, poet, civil rights activist, playwright, actress, director, composer, singer and dancer.
, 86, who wrote 1969 bestseller I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was found dead at her home after months of ill health.
was Emmynominated for landmark slavery drama Roots in 1977.
Mayor Allen Joines of Winston-Salem, North Carolina told Fox TV affiliate WGHP in the southern state that Angelou
was found dead on Wednesday morning by her caretaker.
died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
was a long-time friend of AARP and of people 50+.
We wanted to make sure the project was authentic and representative of the women it was about, so it was really important to involve them in every aspect of it," says Rosie Lewis, who is co-ordinating the research and development of the project at the Angelou
Centre in Newcastle, which exists to support BAMER women in the region.
Author Maya Angelou
learned to laugh from the job experiences that originally made her cry.
University of Redlands leaders present Maya Angelou
with an honorary doctorate following her presentation on the Southern California campus Wednesday evening.
The album -- the title taken from Angelou
's classic 1969 book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'' -- is one of the last projects Angelou
completed before she died in May, her grandson said in an interview Tuesday.
, one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time; a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist will be appearing as a guest on his show on February 1[sup.