Quote of the Day

By: Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was a Black-American poet and civil rights activist. Over the span of her life, Angelou published numerous poems, books, and autobiographies and was awarded over 50 honorary degrees. Throughout her entire life, Angelou moved across the country. In the 1960s, Angelou worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and became the Northern coordinator of the civil rights organization, Southern Christian Leadership Conference. During all of this, Angelou wrote. Angelou became the first black woman to write a best-selling nonfiction book- “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou worked her entire life on her writing and on civil rights.