(1928 - )
After a childhood rape
by her mother's boyfriend
, Maya Angelou withdrew from family and friends and was mute
for more than five years. Encouraged by her grandmother she began to foster talent as an artist
. Her writings have won her recognition and she has been nominated for the National Book Award, a Tony Award, an Emmy Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
prominent literary works include:
interesting facts: Angelou was the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco
. in 1971
, she was the first black woman to have a screenplay produced as a film (Georgia, Georgia)
it is the opinion
of this noder
that Maya Angelou
is one of the most prominent and conscious
-raising modern authors.