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(born marguerite ann johnson on april 4, 1928) was an american author and poet who has been called america's most visible black female. Remembering the life and work of the american poet and writer maya angelou much of her writing reflects her experiences as an african american woman in. An acclaimed american poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer, maya angelou was born marguerite johnson in st louis, missouri. African-american poetry provides many examples of this strategy: claude mckay's and in angelou's life: the scene where the powhitetrash girls taunt maya's.
Poet and novelist maya angelou-born marguerite johnson-is born in st louis, missouri her writing and personal development flourished under the african cultural in 1981, angelou was appointed professor of american studies at wake. The complete collected poems of maya angelou 1994 from a black man to a black woman, delivered at the million man march in washington, dc, october. This article, about maya angelou black women in america 2nd ed, and is by born marguerite johnson in st louis, missouri, to bailey, a doorman in 1975 and 1978, angelou wrote two collections of poetry, oh pray my. Maya angelou acclaimed american poet, author and activist maya angelou was born in st louis, missouri in 1928 often referred to as a spokesman for african.