Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou is an acclaimed poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil rights activist, director, and producer.
She has written ten best-selling books, which have earned her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations. Beginning her career in drama and dance, she worked for civil rights in the United States during the 1960s and spent five years in Egypt and Ghana, where she taught and edited for English-language publications. In addition to her many television credits as producer, writer, and director, she received an Emmy nomination for acting in the miniseries Roots. Angelou teaches at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.


Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace