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Maya Angelou becomes 1st Black woman featured on US quarters

Maya Angelou becomes 1st Black woman featured on US quarters

The legendary author and poet, who died in 2014, is the first featured in a series of new quarters issued by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint recently began shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters...

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George Floyd

George Floyd

In memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, our family sends prayers of consolation and strength to Mr. George Floyd's family. As well, we send prayers to communities and police departments across America for inclusivity and understanding. We are grateful for the effort to reach...

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Consciousness Magazine: Dr. Maya Angelou, A Phenomenal Woman

Consciousness Magazine: Dr. Maya Angelou, A Phenomenal Woman

June 24, 2013 Interviewed and written by Dr. Shanessa Fenner On the morning of our interview, the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou is busily working in her garden prior to our interview. She discusses her various leading African-American art sculptures, knock- out roses,...

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Maya Angelou Newsletter: March 2020

As I was growing I really didn’t understand who my mother was. It was a different time in the 1950s. Racism and sexism were practiced unapologetically. Rebellion and resistance were not part of the American Psyche. Patriotism and conformance to the law was...

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Maya Angelou Newsletter: May 2019

96 Maya Angelou Newsletter: May 2019 Guy Johnson's Letter As this Mother’s Day passes my thoughts return to the way I used to celebrate this wonderful day with my mother. The celebration always centered around food, and she preferred home cooked...

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Maya Angelou Newsletter: May 2019

Maya Angelou Newsletter: May 2019

As this Mother’s Day passes my thoughts return to the way I used to celebrate this wonderful day with my mother. The celebration always centered around food, and she preferred home cooked meals. Due to her public life, she felt that she had eaten out enough to last a...

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Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!

Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!

Last year the world celebrated Maya Angelou with a historic Google Doodle on her 90th Birthday. This year we celebrate 91 years with breaking news."Phenomenal Woman: An Evening With Maya Angelou" is currently being developed with hopes for Broadway. “My...

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Welcome, 116th U.S. Congress

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." In the spirit of my mother, the Angelou Johnson family welcomes the 116th Congress, the most diverse in history with 127 women taking seats on...

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Maya Angelou Film Wins Peabody Award!

Maya Angelou Film Wins Peabody Award!

"Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou We are grateful and excited to announce "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" has been officially honored with the prestigious Peabody Award! We...

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