Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was a renowned American author, poet and civil rights activist whose works spanned 50 years.

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Marguerite Annie Johnson
Death Date
May 28, 2014
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Maya Angelou was an American poet, actress, and civil rights activist. Her work earned her numerous awards and accolades, including more than 50 honorary degrees, 3 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was most widely known for her 1969 autobiography "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" which made her a literary icon.

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Maya Angelou is Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Album Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>Angelou released her first album titled "Miss Calypso," showcasing her singing and dancing skills.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Angelou published her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," bringing her international recognition and acclaim.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Black Woman Screenplay Writer</div><div class='timeline-text'>Angelou became the first black woman to have her screenplay produced as a movie, "Georgia, Georgia".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Presidential Inauguration Performance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Angelou recites her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Presidential Medal of Freedom</div><div class='timeline-text'>Angelou is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Maya Angelou Passes Away</div><div class='timeline-text'>Maya Angelou passes away at the age of 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.</div></div></div>

When is Maya Angelou birthday?

Maya Angelou was an American poet, activist, and civil rights leader born on April 4, 1928. She was 86 years old when she passed away on May 28, 2014. She is most well-known for her poems and poetry collections such as "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," which is an autobiographical account of her upbringing in the Jim Crow south.

What is the Net Worth of Maya Angelou?

Maya Angelou had an estimated net worth of $10M at the time of her death in 2014. She was an internationally renowned poet, author, and civil rights activist who was also known for her work as an actor, director, and educator. Her wealth was accumulated from her work in the entertainment industry, book and poetry sales, brand endorsements, and other business ventures.