Women in Black History

Maya-Angelou by ©Hallmark Entertainment/Courtesy Everett Collection. Maya Angelou, Poet/Author/Activist

Most known for her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has received numerous awards and nominations for her literary work, and has inspired multiple generations through her words. She made history when her memoir became the first non-fiction best seller by an African American woman. She worked closely with Dr. King and other civil rights groups striving for racial equality. The span of her career has earned her two NAACP Image Awards, a Grammy award, and nominations for a  Tony and an Emmy Award, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination.