Maya Angelou, a poet and author who whose first husband was a Greek electrician and former sailor, has died.
She was Johnson, said in a statement. The year-old had been a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University since The young single mother who performed at strip clubs to earn a living later wrote and recited the most popular presidential inaugural poem fir history.
The childhood victim of rape wrote a million-selling memoir, befriended Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela and the Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Her confident performance openly delighted Clinton and made the poem a best-seller, if not a critical favorite.
For former President George W. Her very name as an adult was a reinvention.
Louis and raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and San Francisco, moving back and forth between her Locwl and her grandmother.
She was smart and fresh to the point of danger, packed off by her family to California after sassing a white store clerk in Arkansas. She learned by reading, and listening.
Even now it can catch me. At age 9, she was writing poetry. By 17, she was a single mother.
In her early 20s, she danced at a strip joint and ran a brothel. By her ffor, she was performing at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, where she shared billing with another future star, Phyllis Diller.
She worked as a coordinator for the civil rights group Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and lived for years in Egypt and Ghana, where she met Malcolm X and remained close to him until his assassination, in I was shocked to find there were people who really wanted it banned, and I still believe people who are against the book Local adult 47325 looks for widower friend never read the book.
She won three Grammys for her spoken-word albums and in received an honorary National Book Award for her contributions to the literary community.Sluts In Burlington
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