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Angelou, Maya


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  • Variants

    • Johnson, Marguerite, 1928-2014
    • Johnson, Marguerite Ann
    • Johnson, Marguerite Annie
    • Make, Maya Angelou
    • אנג׳לו, מאיה
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1928-04-04
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014-05-28
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1982
        • Affiliation End: 2014
        • Source: Wake Forest University website, viewed May 28, 2014
        • Source: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81096065
        • Organization: (naf) Wake Forest University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Source: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80049641
        • Organization: (naf) University of Ghana
    • Descriptor

    • Descriptor

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saint Louis (Mo.)http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79041725
    • Death Place

        (naf) Winston-Salem (N.C.)http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79092605
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United Stateshttp://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n78095330
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  • Sources

    • found: Her I know why the caged bird sings, 1969.
    • found: Her Conversations with Maya Angelou, c1989:CIP galley (b. 4-4-28)
    • found: ALCS database, 7 Mar. 2005(Maya Angelou, born 1 Jan. 1928)
    • found: Empire:zine.com WWW site, 7 Mar. 2005:author spotlight (Maya Angelou, born 4 Apr. 1928 as Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis)
    • found: The Blacks, 1961DLC copy theater program (Maya Angelou Make)
    • found: Contemporary authors on Infotrac, Aug. 6, 2009(Maya Angelou; also known as: Marguerite Annie Johnson, Marguerite Johnson, Marguerite Ann Johnson; b. Marguerite Annie Johnson, Apr. 4, 1928, St. Louis, Mo.; author, poet, scriptwriter, playwright, performer, actress, and composer)
    • found: Washington post (online), viewed May 28, 2014(Maya Angelou; b. Marguerite Annie Johnson, Apr. 4, 1928, St. Louis; m. Tosh Angelos (div.); m. Paul du Feu, 1973 (div. 1981); d. May 28, Winston-Salem, N.C., aged 86)
    • found: New York times (online), viewed May 28, 2014(Maya Angelou; b. Marguerite Ann Johnson, Apr. 4, 1928, St. Louis; m. Tosh Angelos (div.); later romantically involved with Vusumzi L. Make; m. Paul du Feu (div.); d. Wednesday [May 28, 2014], Winston-Salem, N.C., aged 86); viewed May 29, 2014 (b. Marguerite Johnson)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 17, 2014:(Angelou, Maya; born Marguerite Annie Johnson; autobiographer / memoirist, poet, civil rights activist, educator; born 04 April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States; joined the Harlem Writers Guild; moved to Ghana, worked for the University of Ghana and the African Review; returned to America to continue her career in the theater; helped Malcolm X and the Organization of African American Unity; the first woman and the only African American to read a poem at a presidential inauguration (President Bill Clinton, 1993); Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; her other honors included a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie; a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away, and three Grammys for her spoken word albums; she served on two presidential committees, and was awarded the Spingarn Medal in 1994, the National Medal of Arts in 2000, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011; Angelou was awarded over fifty honorary degrees)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3551.N464
  • Editorial Notes

    • [URIs added to this record for the PCC URI MARC Pilot. Please do not remove or edit the URIs.]
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  • Change Notes

    • 1980-05-15: new
    • 2020-02-18: revised
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