Dr. Maya Angelou's Life In Pictures

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of the iconic poet Dr. Maya Angelou. Born Marguerite Johnson and later, nicknamed “Maya” by her older brother, Dr. Maya Angelou was a dancer, a singer, a model, a social activist and also, a teenage mother. She lived an expansive life, traversed the globe and influenced everyone from presidents and celebrities to students. Rest in Peace, Dr. Angelou.

ESSENCE.COM May, 28, 2015