Maya Angelou was an actress, author, screenwriter, dancer, poet, and civil rights activist. She wrote a series of seven biographies and is known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and made history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. Angelou received several honors, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work (nonfiction) category, in 2005 and 2009.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
(Apr. 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)