Maya Angelou, Remembered

Maya Angelou—poet, novelist, actor, and activist—died on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86. Angelou was a revered literary voice committed to civil rights. Her most famous work, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” was a brutal and brilliant account of Angelou’s coming-of-age in the Jim Crow South. Angelou once said, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” 


—Katie Wildfong, Family & Teen Programs, June 2



Image: Michael Ochs Archives

Source: Harry Smith, “Maya Angelou Was Always Generous,” NBC News, May 28