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Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Annie Johnson, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning African American poet. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 8 1928 and died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on May 28, 2014. Angelou was also a dancer, an actress and a singer.


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Quote Left Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Quote Right
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Quote Left Black women have not historically stood in the pulpit, but that doesn't undermine the fact that they built the churches and maintain the pulpits. Quote Right
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Quote Left My life has been one great big joke A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke When I think about myself. Quote Right
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Quote Left As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them. Quote Right
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