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Maya Angelou

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1928– ) 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 Clinton's inauguration in ...

African Americans

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...was also inclusive of women artists and openly gay and lesbian artists, such as the documentary filmmaker Marlon Riggs , the choreographer Bill T. Jones , and the novelist E. Lynn Harris . Women novelists such as Toni Morrison , Alice Walker , Toni Cade Bambara , Maya Angelou , and Terry McMillan appealed to white and black audiences. Whereas black feminists used the novel and black arts nationalists used poetry, a younger generation of African Americans, collectively known as the hip-hop nation, turned to rap music to express its concerns....


1970s: 1970 - 1979  

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...1970 US author Maya Angelou publishes her autobiographical first novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English 1 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America United States 1970 1970 The breakaway province of Biafra surrenders after three years of devastating civil war in Nigeria Biafra A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century War Africa West Africa Germany 1970 1970 Australian author David Malouf is first published as a...