Carissa Nevins
Research Project
   ENG 1102
    Owens
Born as Marguerite Johnson
     On April 4th, 1928
Still I Rise
   Out of the huts of history’s
              shame
               I rise
 Up from a past that’s rooted in
  ...
“ A year before I had listened along with the entire
   country to Maya Angelou read her poem „On the pulse
   of morning”...
Some of Angelou’s
Poems

•The Lesson
•The Rock Cries out to us
Today
•Passing Time

•When you Come

•Refusal

•Men

•Alone...
“In a low voice she wove for her
audience a night of magic with words
  of poetry, wisdom and insight “
“Is a book of poems which relates to the issues of
   contention, pain, love, loss and survival”
Maya’s
     Achievements
•Member   of the Harlem
Writer’s Guild
•Cabaret For freedom

•Member of the Cultural
Association ...
   -
   “The poignant beauty of Angelou’s writing enhances rather
    than masks the candor with which she addresses the...
“We hear her poetry, we listen to ourselves”
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  1. 1. Carissa Nevins Research Project ENG 1102 Owens
  2. 2. Born as Marguerite Johnson On April 4th, 1928
  3. 3. Still I Rise Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise Im a black ocean, leaping and wide Welling and swelling I bear in the tide Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a day break that’s wondrously clear I rise Bring the gifts that my ansestors gave I am the dream and the hope of the slave I rise
  4. 4. “ A year before I had listened along with the entire country to Maya Angelou read her poem „On the pulse of morning” at president Clinton‟s 1993 inauguration”
  5. 5. Some of Angelou’s Poems •The Lesson •The Rock Cries out to us Today •Passing Time •When you Come •Refusal •Men •Alone •Touched by an Angel •Momma Welfare Roll •Insomniac •Woman Work •Phenomenal Woman
  6. 6. “In a low voice she wove for her audience a night of magic with words of poetry, wisdom and insight “
  7. 7. “Is a book of poems which relates to the issues of contention, pain, love, loss and survival”
  8. 8. Maya’s Achievements •Member of the Harlem Writer’s Guild •Cabaret For freedom •Member of the Cultural Association for Woman of African Heritage •Her book I know why the caged bird sings, won a national book award •First women to have a screen play •Received an invitation from Bill Clinton to write and read her poem at his inauguration
  9. 9.  -  “The poignant beauty of Angelou’s writing enhances rather than masks the candor with which she addresses the racial crisis through which America was passing”
  10. 10. “We hear her poetry, we listen to ourselves”

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