Maya angelou research slide presentation-Jason Timmons


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Maya angelou research slide presentation-Jason Timmons

  1. 1. Jason Timmons English 1102-XTIJ-14T3 MOTIVATION
  2. 2.     Daughter of Bailey and Vivian Baxter Johnson She was born Marguerite Johnson; she assumed her professional name while dancing Married twice: Tosh Angelos (1949-1952) and Paul Du Feu (1973-1980) One child: Clyde (Guy), born in 1944 Click the Audio Button
  3. 3.                   Poetry Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie (1971) Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well (1975) And Still I Rise (1978) to include Phenomenal Woman Poems: Maya Angelou (1986) Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987) I Shall Not Be Moved (1990) "On the Pulse of the Morning" (1993) The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (1994) "A Brave and Startling Truth" (1995) Autobiographies I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ( 1970) Gather Together in My Name (1974) Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (1976) The Heart of a Woman (1981) "Why I Moved Back to the South" (1982) All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986) "My Grandson, Home at Last" (1986)
  4. 4.  Chubb Fellowship Award – Yale University 1970 National Book Award for “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” 1970 Pulitzer Prize Nomination for “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie” 1972 Tony Award Nomination for performance in “Look Away” 1973 Emmy Award Nomination for “Roots” 1977 The North Carolina Award in Literature 1987 American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award 1990 Essence Woman of the Year 1992 Horatio Alger Award 1992 Woman in Film Award 1992 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album 1994 Spingarn Award NAACP 1994 President's Award, Collegiate of Language Association for Outstanding Achievements, Winston-Salem, NC 1996 Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Los Angeles & Martin Luther King, Jr., Legacy Association National Award 1996 Humanitarian Contribution Award, Boston, MA 1997 Alston/Jones International Civil & Human Rights Award 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature 1999 Presidential Medal of Arts 2000
  5. 5.  Our parents only told us when things went wrong. But Maya always says, “Don‟t bring the negative to the door.” She projects attention to the positive and helps us know what to work toward. She reminds us to look for the beauty in things” (Courtney-Clarke, p. 92).
  6. 6.  “All my work, my life, everything is about survival. All my work is meant to say, „You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated‟ ” (Hagen, p. 163).
  7. 7. Courtney-Clarke, Margaret. Maya Angelou: The Poetry of Living. New York: C. Potter, 1999. Print. Hagen, Lyman B. Heart of a Woman, Mind of a Writer, and Soul of a Poet: A Critical Analysis of the Writings of Maya Angelou. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 1996. Print