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Maya Angelou in 1993

Marguerite Ann Johnson (known as Maya Angelou; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet and author. She published seven autobiography books and many books of poetry. She is credited with quite a few stage plays, movies and television programs. She received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from respiratory failure, aged 86.[1][2][3]


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