Maya Angelou (Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
Maya Angelou is born
An acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. As a civil rights activist, Angelou worked for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By , wrote Carol E. Angelou was awarded over 50 honorary degrees before her death.
Search more than 3, biographies of contemporary and classic poets. Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist.