Maya Angelou Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson)

Last Updated: 14 Oct, 2023 | Views: 173

Age: 86

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Writer, Civil Rights Activist, Memoirist

Famous For: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
04 Apr, 1928 (86 Years 01 Month 24 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
St. Louis
Birth Sign
Died on
28 May, 2014
Cause of Death
Still Unknown

Maya Angelou Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)
Maya Angelou was one of the greats. She wore many hats throughout her life, being an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. As an African American woman she tackled themes of identity and race in her writing. Because of this, her autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” is considered a classic. Her work has inspired many, and she has even delivered iconic speeches at events for figures such as President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2014.

Maya Angelou Career:
1940 - Maya Angelou moves to San Francisco and becomes the first black female streetcar conductor in the city.
1951 - Maya Angelou drops out of high school and becomes the first black female cable car conductor in San Francisco.
1954-1955 - Maya Angelou tours Europe as part of the opera production of Porgy and Bess.
1960 - Maya Angelou moves to Cairo, Egypt and becomes the editor of The Arab Observer.
1969 - Maya Angelou publishes her landmark autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
1972 - Maya Angelou writes the screenplay and score for the film "Georgia, Georgia," becoming the first black woman to do so.
1981 - Maya Angelou publishes "The Heart of a Woman," the fourth installment of her autobiography.
1993 - Maya Angelou reads her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration.
1995 - Maya Angelou publishes "Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women," a collection of poems celebrating the strength and resilience of women.

Maya Angelou Awards:
National Book Award nomination for her first autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (1970)
Pulitzer Prize nomination for her poetry collection "Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie" (1972)
Tony Award nomination for her role in the play "Look Away" (1973)
Ladies' Home Journal Woman of the Year award (1975)
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for "On the Pulse of Morning," her poem at President Bill Clinton's inauguration (1993)
National Medal of Arts (2000)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011)

Maya Angelou Facts:
Maya Angelou was also a civil rights activist and worked with both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
Maya Angelou wrote seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry.

Maya Angelou Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 183 cm
In Meters 1.83 m
In feet Inches 6'0"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 68 Kg
In Pounds 149 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Maya Angelou Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Bailey Johnson
Mother's Name
Vivian Baxter Johnson
Paul Du Feu, Tosh Angelos
Bailey Johnson Jr.
Not Known
Guy Johnson

Maya Angelou Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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