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Spotlight Series Displays Master List: Maya Angelou

Spotlight Series” displays are meant to connect the library to the UI cultural houses and resource centers.

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Maya Angelou.  (2011). Personal website.  Retried 12:43pm, June 17 2011 from http://mayaangelou.com/bio/

And Still I Rise

Biography

Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most important African American poets, authors, orators, educators, historians, filmmakers and civil rights activists of the twentieth century. She took part in the Harlem Writers Guide, authored and produced a ten-part PBS television series on African traditions in American life, “Black, Blues, Black” and is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Fanti, a West African language. She received the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.  In quintessential, Dr. Angelou speak, her remarks culminated on this note “Be proud, not haughty, but proud  of what you’ve achieved. And see the future as your career, as your job. This is not a rehearsal. This is your life.”

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