Friday, April 3, 2009

This Day In History: Maya Angelou

Tomorrow, take a moment to recognize the birthday of acclaimed author Maya Angelou, who is best known for her poetry and autobiographies. In 1993, she read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration. Angelou has also written screenplays, and acted in feature films and television movies.

Maya Angelou experienced a troubled path to adulthood, which she reveals in many of her most cherished works. To learn more, check out these materials from the NCC Libraries and visit the African American Experience online database.

Works in print format:

Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
PS 3551 .N464 C45 2006 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories, With Recipes
TX 715 .A5697 2004 Stacks

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
PS 3551 .N464 Z42 2002 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Poems
PS 3551 .N464 A6 1997 Stacks

I Shall Not Be Moved
PS 3551 .N464 I17 1997 Stacks

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
PS 3551 .N464 Z463 1991 Stacks

Gather Together in My Name
PS 3551 .N464 Z464 1974 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Works in audio format:

And Still I Rise [audiobook]
PS 3551 .N464 A8 2001 Media Tower

The Maya Angelou Poetry Collection [audiobook]
PS 3551 .N464 A173 1999 Media Tower

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [audiobook]
PS 3551 .N464 Z4662 1996 Media Tower

Film adaptation:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [VHS]
Starring Diahann Carroll
PS 3551 .N464 Z466 1993 Media Tower

Photo credit:

Drew, Bernard A. "Maya Angelou." 100 Most Popular African American Authors' Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. The African American Experience. Greenwood Publishing Group. 30 Mar 2009.

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