Maya Angelou was a respected writer and civil rights activist. Her work in writing is extensive, and came after a varied list of occupations - and included poetry, memoirs, plays, movies and television shows. Maya's autobiographies were what brought her international recognition and acclaim. The first of these was published in 1969 and was entitled,"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
Maya was a spokeswoman for black people and women and there have been efforts to ban some of her books. Some central themes of her books included racism, identity, family, and travel.
Her accomplishments are too extensive to go into in this post, but there were many! Following are 10 quotes from Maya Angelou, showing some of her perspectives in life!
Take whatever life has given you and create the best life you possibly can - you have no excuses, nothing can hold you back... but you. Discover how amazing you are... and settle for nothing less than giving it your all!