Maya Angelou

(b. 1928) American novelist and poet

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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard  

(b. 8 November 1953), actor.Alfre Woodard is an actor’s actor. She can play a lead or a supporting character with equal ease. She has played doctors, drug addicts, social ...
Angelou, Maya

Angelou, Maya (b. 4 April 1928)   Reference library

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(b. 4 April 1928),

author and performer. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, to Bailey

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson  

(b. 19 December 1933), actor.Three-time Emmy Award winner Cicely Tyson was an actress, humanitarian, and activist. She was a woman who exuded strength and dignity and personified excellence, much ...
Joe Louis

Joe Louis  

1914–1981)US boxer, known as ‘The Brown Bomber’, and world heavyweight champion (1937–49).Born at Lexington, Alabama, Joe Louis was a Golden Gloves champion and turned professional in 1934. Within ...
North Carolina

North Carolina  

In the early twenty-first century Latinos and Latinas represent the largest foreign-born population in North Carolina, and their numbers are growing rapidly in the state. What is the relative size ...