Thursday, May 29, 2014

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou  (April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014) will be remembered by most as an author, poet, playwright and civil activist. Less known for her work as a professional stage and screen producer, director, performer and singer, Dr. Maya Angelou has made a lasting impression on millions across the world. 

To learn more about the life of Dr. Maya Angelou visit our eResource of the Month: Biography in Context. Also check out our display featuring some of her great works at the Bealeton, John Marshall and Warrenton libraries. To hear Dr. Maya Angelou's very distinct voice, check out the book on CD: Mom & Me & mom which she wrote and narrated. She also wrote two cookbooks the first in 2004:  Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories and Recipes (eBook). And a second cookbook in 2010, Great Food, All Day Long:Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart

In addition to her writings, Dr. Maya Angelou was a recipient of over 50 honorary degrees and was a Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. She had been a professor since 1982. 

In 1993, Dr. Maya Angelou become the second person to read a poem at a Presidential Inauguration. That year she recited “On the Pulse of the Morning” at Bill Clinton’s Inauguration.

In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to Dr. Maya Angelou.

Dr. Maya Angelou truly is a "Global Renaissance Women" and the literary world will miss her greatly.
Jody @  Warrenton Reference

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