My Role Model: Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou is an African- American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. In her early life she was a freelance writer and feature editor at the African Review. She was inspired by James Baldwin and Robert Loomis. Early on in life she got a scholarship for California Labor School. She got the scholarship for acting and singing. Later on in her career she got a role in a production called Porgy and Bess. She was also in Calypso Heat Wave and released her first album called Miss Calypso. After appearing in many Broadway plays she later on earned a nomination for the Tony award and Emmy award

Some interesting facts about Maya Angelou are: She was the first black woman to conduct a cable car in San Francisco, she spoke six languages, she wrote and directed many movies, and she was the first poet in history to recite work at a presidential inauguration. 

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