After young Angelou
was molested, she and her brother returned to live with their grandmother in Stamps.
The US president said that Angelou
, who has died aged 86, was a "a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman", the BBC reported.
PRESIDENT Barack Obama has led tributes to author and poet Dr Maya Angelou
, who became one of the most respected civil rights voices in the US.
- the writer, actress, poet and equal rights campaigner - died yesterday.
WASHINGTON -- Celebrated African-American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou
has died, the North Carolina University where she taught said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, May 28 (KUNA) -- Following the passing away of 86 year old American icon Maya Angelou
on Wednesday, President Barack Obama remembered her as "a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman.
spent her entire life being a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
My Roots, My Culture opens at Northumbria University for a month-long run on March 7 and offers a photographic insight into the first six months of the Angelou
Mom & Me & Mom is narrated by Maya Angelou
herself and chronicles her amazing life with a focus on her relationship with her mother, and reveals the underlying struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter.
completed most of her writing before she began teaching.
Given on a program that featured stellar guests--Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou
, and Jessye Norman, to name but three--the full-company work seemed like an ambitious piece d'occasion.
, the celebrated author, poet, educator and activist, became the newest graduate of the University of Redlands when she was presented with an honorary degree after speaking to a packed Memorial Chapel Wednesday night.