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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 ...
Alice Walker

Alice Walker  

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(1944– )Black US novelist and poet whose writing explores racial and sexual politics as they affect African-American women.Born into a family of sharecroppers in Eatonton, Georgia, Alice Walker ...
Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
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(b. 1928),

critically acclaimed autobiographer, playwright, poet, and director. Born Marguerite Johnson on 4 April

Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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(1928–),

St. Louis-born author, singer, dancer, playwright, and stage and screen actress, long resident in California, has achieved

Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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(b. 1928), autobiographer, poet, educator, actress, dancer.

Responding to her granddaughter Maya Angelou's decision to stop talking after being

Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1928. Because her brother Bailey could not say

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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(b. 4 April 1928),

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

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World Encyclopedia

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She is best known for six volumes of autobiography, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970

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The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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Born in St Louis, Missouri, she grew up in Arkansas and California. She toured Europe in Porgy and Bess before

Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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343 words

(1928–), writer, born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. She lived with her grandmother in segregated Stamps, Arkansas,

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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2002
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long resident in California, has achieved most success with her frank and warm-hearted autobiographical accounts of her life as a young black woman in America, ...

Angelou, Maya

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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A prolific author, with a successful career as a singer, actress, and dancer, Maya Angelou became one of America's most

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President ...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1928– ), African-American autobiographical writer and poet, born in St Louis, Missouri, educated at Mission High School, San Francisco. She was largely brought up in Stamps, ... More
Anne Spencer

Anne Spencer  

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(1882–1975), poet, librarian, community activist,and muse and confidante to Harlem Renaissance intellectuals and literati. Anne Spencer was born inauspiciously on a Virginia plantation. Yet the ...
Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday  

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1915–1959)Black US jazz singer, often described as the greatest true jazz singer of all time.Born in Baltimore, she was called ‘Billie’ after a film star. Her father, Clarence Holiday (1900–37), ...
Charles Gordone

Charles Gordone  

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(1926–),Cleveland-born actor, director, producer, and playwright whose plays include No Place to Be Somebody (1969, Pulitzer Prize), a dark comedy about blacks in a rundown Greenwich Village saloon, ...
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 ...
E. Lynn Harris

E. Lynn Harris  

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(1955–2009), novelist.Developing a Black male homosexual canon empowered E. Lynn Harris to testify to his experiences and spark conversation on an often taboo topic. Growing up in Little Rock, ...
Eugene Redmond

Eugene Redmond  

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(b. 1937), poet, playwright, critic, editor, educator,and important figure in the 1960s black arts movement. Eugene Redmond was born 1 December 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. Orphaned at age nine, he ...

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