angelou, maya

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Angelou, Maya [(an-juh-looh)]

A twentieth-century African-American writer, whose best-known work is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical account of growing up as a black girl in the rural South. Angelou read her poem “On the Pulse of the Morning” at President Bill Clinton's 1993 inaugural ceremony.

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