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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In mostrar más 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet. In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African Review and taught music and drama at the University of Ghana. In 1964, she moved back to the U.S. to become a civil rights activist by helping Malcolm X build his new coalition, the Organization of African American Unity, and became the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Even though she never went to college, she taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. In 1993, she became only the second poet in United States history to write and recite an original poem at a Presidential Inauguration when she read On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton's Inauguration Ceremony. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Mom and Me and Mom. In 2011, President Barack Obama gave her the Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, for her collected works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She appeared in the movie Roots and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for her role in the movie. She also played a part in the movie, How to Make an American Quilt and wrote and produced Afro-Americans in the Arts, a PBS special for which she received a Golden Eagle Award. She was a three-time Grammy winner. She died on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Maya Angelou

The Heart of a Woman (1981) 2,458 copias
Gather Together in My Name (1974) 1,482 copias
Letter to My Daughter (2008) 1,192 copias
Maya Angelou: Poems (1986) 1,019 copias
Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997) 759 copias
Mom & Me & Mom (2013) 649 copias
A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002) 636 copias
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (1993) 531 copias
And Still I Rise (1978) 521 copias
On the Pulse of Morning (1993) 448 copias
I Shall Not Be Moved (1990) — Autor — 332 copias
The Poetry of Maya Angelou (1990) 139 copias
Kofi and His Magic (1996) 108 copias
Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me (2006) 92 copias
Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987) 80 copias
A Brave and Startling Truth (1995) 67 copias
Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? (1983) 61 copias
Love's Exquisite Freedom (1900) 15 copias
Down in the Delta (1999) 5 copias
Maya Angelou 5 copias
Phänomenale Frauen (2020) 4 copias
Lady B (2014) 3 copias
Encontraos en mi nombre (2000) 2 copias
Et pourtant je m'élève (2022) 2 copias
Graduation (Tale Blazers) (1989) 2 copias
KADIN KALBİ 2 copias
The aristocrat 2 copias
Maya Angelou 4C box set (2002) 1 copia
The Runaway 1 copia

Obras relacionadas

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (1942) — Introducción — 1,350 copias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 771 copias
Not Without Laughter (1930) — Introducción, algunas ediciones636 copias
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuidor — 408 copias
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1900) — Introducción, algunas ediciones379 copias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 368 copias
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993) — Contribuidor — 203 copias
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 168 copias
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats (2000) — Prólogo — 163 copias
escritoras negras en el ámbito del trabajo 810.9 ESC (1983) — Contribuidor — 120 copias
All the Colors of the Race (1982) — Narrador, algunas ediciones119 copias
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuidor — 104 copias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 copias
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Contribuidor — 94 copias
Roots [1977 TV miniseries] (1977) — Actor — 93 copias
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuidor — 88 copias
Leer es poder (2006) — Prólogo — 85 copias
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Contribuidor — 82 copias
Mary Ellen Mark: An American Odyssey 1963-1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 80 copias
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Contribuidor — 75 copias
Best Food Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 60 copias
African Canvas: The Art of West African Women (1990) — Prólogo, algunas ediciones58 copias
A Virago Keepsake to Celebrate Twenty Years of Publishing (1993) — Contribuidor — 47 copias
Facing Evil: Light at the Core of Darkness (1988) — Contribuidor — 47 copias
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 46 copias
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contribuidor — 33 copias
Women: A World Report (1985) — Contribuidor — 30 copias
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 30 copias
Virago Is 40 (2013) — Contribuidor — 30 copias
African American Lives [2006 TV episode] (2004) — Narrador — 29 copias
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Contribuidor — 22 copias
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Contribuidor — 20 copias
Elmo Saves Christmas [1996 film] (2009) — Actor — 19 copias
Keeping The Faith: African American Sermons Of Liberation (2002) — Introducción — 18 copias
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuidor — 10 copias
Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America (1970) — Contribuidor — 9 copias
America Beyond the Color Line [2002 TV series] (2003) — Narrador — 8 copias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuidor — 8 copias
Shall We Dance? (2008) — Prólogo — 7 copias


Conocimiento común

Nombre canónico
Angelou, Maya
Nombre legal
Johnson, Marguerite Ann
Otros nombres
Angelou, Maya
Fecha de nacimiento
Fecha de fallecimiento
País (para mapa)
Lugar de nacimiento
St. Louis, Missouri, VS
Lugar de fallecimiento
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, VS
Lugares de residencia
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Stamps, Arkansas, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Sonoma, California, USA
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
George Washington High School, San Francisco
California Labor School, San Francisco
Reynolds Professorship of American Studies, Wake Forest University (mostrar todos 8)
Johnson, Guy (son)
Wake Forest University
Premios y honores
Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature (1999)
National Medal of Arts (2000)
Grammy, Best Spoken Word Album (1993 ∙ 1995 ∙ 2002)
NAACP Spingarn Medal (1994)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011)
Coretta Scott King Award (1971) (mostrar todos 39)
North Carolina Award in Literature (1987)
Golden Plate Award (1990)
Candace Award (1990)
Langston Hughes Medal (1991)
Horatio Alger Award (1992)
Distinguished Woman of North Carolina Award (1992)
Crystal Award (1992)
Crystal Award (1992)
Inauguration Poet (1993)
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (1993)
Rollins College Walk of Fame (1994)
Frank G. Wells American Teachers Award (1995)
Homecoming Award (1997)
NAACP Image Award (1998 ∙ 2005 ∙ 2009)
Alston-Jones International Civil & Human Rights Award (1998)
National Women's Hall of Fame (1998)
Christopher Award (1999)
Shelia Award (1999)
EMMA Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
Charles Evans Hughes Award (2004)
Mother Teresa Award (2006)
Martha Parker Legacy Award (2007)
Voice of Peace Award (2008)
Gracie Award (2008)
Marian Anderson Award (2008)
Lincoln Medal (2008)
ALA Literary Award (2009)
Black Cultural Society Award (2012)
Literarian Award (2013)
Norman Mailer Prize (2013)
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Ladies' Home Journal "Woman of the Year in Communication" Award (1976)
Matrix Award (1983)
Biografía breve
Maya Angelou (pronounced /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/;[1] born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928)[2] is an American autobiographer and poet. Having been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton, she is best known for her series of six autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences.[3] The first, best-known, and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), focuses on the first seventeen years of her life, brought her international recognition, and was nominated for a National Book Award.

Angelou has had a long and varied career, holding jobs such as fry cook, dancer, actress, journalist, educator, television producer, and film director. She was a member of the Harlem Writers Guild in the late 1950s. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and served as Northern Coordinator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Angelou has been highly honored for her body of work, including being awarded over 30 honorary degrees and the nomination of a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie.[4] Since the 1990s, she has had a busy career on the lecture circuit, making about 80 appearances a year. Since 1991, Angelou has taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as recipient of the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. In 1993, she recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. In 1995, she was recognized for having the longest-running record (two years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List.

With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was heralded as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. She became recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for blacks and women



Maya Angelou's Library en Legacy Libraries (agosto 2015)


En la primera y más conocida de sus novelas autobiográficas, Maya Angelou nos habla de su dura infancia y de los trances por los que tuvo que pasar hasta convertirse en una mujer independiente. Criada en un pequeño pueblo de Arkansas por su abuela, Angelou aprendió mucho de esta mujer excepcional y de una comunidad extraordinariamente cohesionada; unas lecciones de vida que la ayudarían a sobrellevar las dramáticas circunstancias a las que tuvo que enfrentarse posteriormente en San Luis y California. Este emocionante relato retrata también la vida de la mayor parte de la población negra del Sur de los Estados Unidos durante la primera mitad del siglo xx.

Angelou, una de las poetas más famosas de EE. UU., tenía un don extraordinario para narrar; su libro, que es a la vez alegre y triste, misterioso y memorable, como la niñez, nos habla de los anhelos y miedos infantiles, del amor y del odio, de cómo las palabras pueden hacer del mundo un lugar mejor.

Publicado por primera vez en 1969, Yo sé por qué canta el pájaro enjaulado es un clásico de la literatura universal que ha conquistado a un millón de lectores en todo el mundo.
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