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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maya Angelou (1928 - )

By Jone Johnson Lewis

American writer, Maya Angelou survived a tough childhood and early adulthood to become a singer, actress, activist, and writer. In 1993, she came to much wider attention when she recited a poem of her own composition at the first inauguration of President Bill Clinton.

Favorite SheFM Quotes:

• It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.

• A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

• If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.