Maya Angelou Birthplace

Friday, 16 March 2012 | comments

Maya Angelou Birthplace----Maya Angelou place of birth born April 4, 1928 St. Louis. Maya Angelou's birthplace is St. Louis, Missouri, and she was bron on April 4, 1928. Maya is an an American author and poet.

She is the second child of Bailey Johnson, a navy dietitian, and Vivian (Baxter) Johnson, a nurse and card dealer.

The details of Angelou's life described in her six autobiographies and in numerous interviews, speeches, and articles tend to be inconsistent. Maya is partially descended from the Mende people of West Africa.


Angelou's Georgia, Georgia, produced by a Swedish film company and filmed in Sweden, the first screenplay written by a Black woman, was released in 1972.

Maya appeared in a supporting role in the television mini-series Roots, in 1977 .

In the late '70s, Maya met Oprah Winfrey when Winfrey was a TV anchor in Baltimore, Maryland; Angelou would later become Winfrey's close friend and mentor.

Maya Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences.

The first and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her first seventeen years, and brought her international recognition.

Maya's long career has included six autobiographies, five books of essays, numerous books of poetry, and a long list of credits in plays, movies, and television shows.
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