Dr. Maya Angelou has never been the subject of her own film, until now.
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.
The commentator reflects on his decade-long friendship with the legendary author.
Dr. Maya Angelou may be gone, but her legacy lives on. She has been immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp, and now, her iconic autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is being re-released, complete with a foreword by her "daughter-friend" Oprah Winfrey. The re-release ensures that her vast wisdom will live on, touching millions of lives and countless generations to come. In honor of what would have been her 88th birthday, leave us a comment sharing your favorite words of wisdom from Dr. Angelou.
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The beloved poet left unspecified “personal tangible property” to friends through a trust she set up before she died.
Though we have lost a mother and a friend, Maya Angelou's spirit and influence will endure for generations. In an ESSENCE tribute, 11 luminaries salute our treasured heroine and recall dear memories of how Maya touched their lives.
ESSENCE Commemorates Life of Dr. Maya Angelou With Release of New Book, 'Maya Angelou: Her Phenomenal Life & Poetic Journey'
ESSENCE Editors celebrate the iconic storyteller's legacy in the new book Maya Angelou: Her Phenomenal Life & Poetic Journey.
"She celebrated Black women's beauty like no one had ever dared to before," said Mrs. Obama.
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Coach Felicia on the lessons that Dr. Maya Angelou taught her on change, choice and standing out.
The Write or die Chick reflects on the life and impact of Maya Angelou.
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