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The multi-talented woman was a fearless writer, poet, actress, and singer.
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights advocate best known for her seven autobiographies. Her first biography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to age 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She published three books of essays, several collections of poems, and received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.