Friday, March 23, 2012

Poet of The Month: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is our famous poet of the month! During the month of March, which is Women's History Month, students will be studying her poetry.

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. She is an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, singer and civil rights activists. In 1959, at the request of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou became the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1993, Angelou wrote and delivered a poem, "On The Pulse of the Morning", at the inauguration for President Bill Clinton at his request. Maya Angelou currently makes her home in two cities; Harlem, New York and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Click here to see one of her most famous poems.

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