Top 10 Best Of Maya Angelou Most Powerful Quotes
Dr. Maya Angelou is best known for her poems and essays, Maya Angelou was a true 21st century Rennaisance woman. She passed on Wednesday May 28, at the age of 86.
As a poet, author, memoirist, dancer,playwright, director, performer, actress, professor, producer, mother, singer and civil right's activist, "I have created myself," she told USA Today. "I have taught myself so much."
One of her most popular and well know books ,"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" was published in 1969, it lyrically recounted her years growing up in the Jim Crow South. Her memoir was one of the first autobiographies by a 20th century African American woman to reach a mainstream readership. Despite her brilliant work, several attempts were made to ban her books from some US libraries, but her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide.
Dr. Maya was known to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing,changing, and expanding the genre. Most of her books center on racism,self identity, love,family and travel.
Maya was a prolific and successful poet.She was called the "Black Woman's Poet Laureate' , and her poems as been dubbed as "the anthems of African Americans".
In addition to her six volumes of autobiographies, Dr.Angelou was also know for her iconic poems including "Still I Rise," which Nelson Mandela read aloud at his presidential inauguration.Dr. Maya Angelou may be gone but her spirit and her beautiful and powerful words of wisdom will live on forever. Her best advice can teach us how to live our lives better and how to be conscious of the words we choose to speak, to write, and to live by.
Here are our top 10 favorite quotes of Maya Angelou that we love. Enjoy and remember to share the love and wisdom.