“Last night, I heard you in the stars. You whispered clearly of the rock, the river and the rustling trees. That is when the moon sighed and turned golden. FAREWELL to the lyrical magician, now a m…
Celebrated memoirist and poet Maya Angelou, makes her rise at age 86.
Angelou was an American Study herself. “I have created myself,” she told USA TODAY in 2007, “I have taught myself so much.”
She defied labels. She was a walking encylopedia of careers and passions. She wrote 36 books. She was an actress, director, playwright, composer, singer and dancer. She once worked as a madam in a brothel and as the first female and first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco.