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Dr. Maya Angelou Life’s Work, Importance, and Significance As A Writer and Human Being On Narration/ Narrative Devices
Who Is Dr. Maya Angelou?   <ul><li>Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a r...
Biographical Information <ul><li>BORN: Marguerite Johnson, April 4, 1928, St. Louis, Missouri  </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION...
What She Has Written…. <ul><ul><li>OH PRAY MY WINGS ARE GONNA FIT ME WELL , 1975.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND STILL I ...
Other accomplishments <ul><ul><ul><li>·  Taught modern dance at THE ROME OPERA HOUSE and THE HABIMA THEATRE in Tel Aviv.  ...
Continued Accomplishments… <ul><ul><ul><li>· Appointed the First REYNOLD'S PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN STUDIES AT WAKE FOREST UN...
Contributions <ul><li>Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help reader...
Maya Angelou’s Philosophy On Women.. <ul><li>Every woman should develop the kinds of bonds that will allow her to know she...
Angelou Quote <ul><li>“ We do survive. We thrive with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Hello!!!!...
Dr. Maya Angelou and Oprah <ul><li>While we watch segments of Maya Angelou on Oprah, think about: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Grad...
Learning Log <ul><li>How can Dr. Maya Angelou’s words change your ways of thinking? </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Dr. Maya Angelou Life’s Work, Importance, and Significance As A Writer and Human Being On Narration/ Narrative Devices
  2. 2. Who Is Dr. Maya Angelou? <ul><li>Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. She is a: </li></ul><ul><li>Poet </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Historian </li></ul><ul><li>Best-selling author </li></ul><ul><li>Actress </li></ul><ul><li>Playwright </li></ul><ul><li>Civil-rights activist </li></ul><ul><li>Producer </li></ul><ul><li>and Director </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Angelou continues to travel the world making appearances, spreading her legendary wisdom. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Biographical Information <ul><li>BORN: Marguerite Johnson, April 4, 1928, St. Louis, Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION: Attended public school in Stamps, Arkansas and San Francisco, California </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS , 1970 - On February 26, 1995, Bantam Books congratulated Maya Angelou for being the first African-American to be the longest-running (2 years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Best-seller list. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What She Has Written…. <ul><ul><li>OH PRAY MY WINGS ARE GONNA FIT ME WELL , 1975. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND STILL I RISE , 1978. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING , 1983. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOW SHEBA SINGS THE SONG , 1987. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I SHALL NOT BE MOVED , 1990. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ON THE PULSE OF MORNING , Written at the request of William Jefferson Clinton for his Inauguration as the 42nd President of the United States, January 20, 1993. Published by Random House in March, 1993. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE COMPLETE COLLECTED POEMS OF MAYA ANGELOU , 1994. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PHENOMENAL WOMAN: FOUR POEMS FOR WOMEN , 1995. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A BRAVE AND STARTLING TRUTH , Recited at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, June 26, 1995; Published by Random House in October, 1995. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FROM A BLACK WOMAN TO A BLACK MAN , delivered at the Million Man March in Washington, DC, October 16, 1995. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EXTRAVAGANT SPIRITS , written in May 1997 for Life Magazine's Collector's Edition JUST GIVE ME A COOL DRINK OF WATER 'FORE I DIIIE , 1971 - Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These are only a few of her writings….. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Other accomplishments <ul><ul><ul><li>· Taught modern dance at THE ROME OPERA HOUSE and THE HABIMA THEATRE in Tel Aviv. · Was the Northern Coordinator for THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - appointed by the request of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1959-60. · Associated Editor of the ARAB OBSERVER , Cairo, Egypt (English language news weekly) 1961-62. · Assistant Administrator and teacher, School of Music & Drama, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, 1963-66. · Feature Editor of AFRICAN REVIEW, Accra, Ghana, 1964-66. · Contributor of free-lance articles, GHANAIAN TIMES , 1964-66. · Contributor to RADIO GHANA, 1964-66. · Writer-in-Residence, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IN LAWRENCE, 1970. · Distinguished Visiting Professor - Wake Forest University, 1974. · Distinguished Visiting Professor - Wichita State University, 1974. · Distinguished Visiting Professor - California State University of Sacramento, 1974. · Appointed member of AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL COUNCIL by President Gerald Ford, 1975-6. · Served on Jimmy Carter's PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR, 1978-79. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Continued Accomplishments… <ul><ul><ul><li>· Appointed the First REYNOLD'S PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN STUDIES AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, Winston-Salem, N.C., a lifetime appointment since 1981. · Selected by American Council of the Arts to deliver the NANCY HANKS LECTURE in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 1990. · Panelist at INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN SYSTEMS in Zermatt, Switzerland, June 1990. · National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, &quot;Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album For PHENOMENAL WOMAN, 1995. · United States of America, Congressional Record, 104th Congress, House of Representatives, Tribute to Maya Angelou by the Honorable Kweisi Mfume, Maryland Congressman, 1996. · Wrote Invocation & Benediction for &quot;JESSYE NORMAN SINGS FOR THE HEALING OF AIDS&quot; 1996. · Microsoft Encarta Africana Encyclopedia, presenter for THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, 1998. -Board of Governors, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, &quot;Maya Angelou Institute for the Improvement of Child &  Family Education&quot; at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1998. -Awarded lifetime membership to the National Women's Hall of Fame, 2002 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Contributions <ul><li>Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Maya Angelou’s Philosophy On Women.. <ul><li>Every woman should develop the kinds of bonds that will allow her to know she has someone she can count on. Someone who will give her the best advice, even if it is unpleasant. Someone who will expect the most from her...and someone with whom she can celebrate life. </li></ul><ul><li>Maya Angelou </li></ul>
  9. 9. Angelou Quote <ul><li>“ We do survive. We thrive with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Hello!!!!!!” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maya Angelou </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Dr. Maya Angelou and Oprah <ul><li>While we watch segments of Maya Angelou on Oprah, think about: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Graduation” </li></ul><ul><li>Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Her life and it’s significance </li></ul><ul><li>How Angelou uses her experiences to affect every aspect of her life… </li></ul><ul><li>How her thoughts, ideas, and words are life-changing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Learning Log <ul><li>How can Dr. Maya Angelou’s words change your ways of thinking? </li></ul>
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