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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 ...

Angelou, Maya

Angelou, Maya (1928)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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Jul 2014
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..., Maya ( 1928 – 2014 ) US writer , editor , and entertainer . She is best known for six volumes of autobiography, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ( 1970 ). Evoking her childhood in 1930s Arkansas, it relates the rape that left Angelou mute for the next five years. The fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman , deals with her involvement in the 1960s Civil Rights movement as the Northern Coordinator for Martin Luther King ,...

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...1950s, major dramatists such as Arthur Miller , Edward Albee , and Sam Shepard developed the American theatre. African-American writers, such as Richard Wright , Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin , dealt with racial inequality and violence in contemporary US society. Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison focused on the 20th century history of African-American women. During the 1960s, novelists such as Saul Bellow , Philip Roth and Joseph Heller examined the Jewish urban intellectual approach to American society, often adopting a deeply ironic tone....

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...Technology Inventions and discoveries United States 1969 1969 The ARPANET, linking computers in four US cities, is the first step towards the internet ARPANET A Dictionary of Computing 6 1960s 20th century Technology Inventions and discoveries United States 1970 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 1970s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction United States 1970...

United States

United States: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...Technology Inventions and discoveries North America 1969 1969 The ARPANET, linking computers in four US cities, is the first step towards the internet ARPANET A Dictionary of Computing 6 1960s 20th century Technology Inventions and discoveries North America 1970 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 1970s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America 1970...

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