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Gravitas Summer 15

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72 | GRAVITAS MAGAZINE GravitasMag.com I Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 - MAy 28, 2014) Author. Poet. Dancer. Civil Rights Activist. WOMEN IN HISTORY In a life that was marred by tragedy, Maya A ngelou found solace through writing , and reminded all of us that despite our circumstances, we always have something to offer others. e author of seven autobiographies – including the award-winning "I K now Why the Caged Bird Sings" as well as numerous poetr y and essay collections, movies, television programs and NA ACP awards, A ngelou has become an icon through her work. Aside from the her vast literar y accomplishments and a lasting notoriety and influence among dignitaries, celebrities and politicians, A ngelou's humble beginnings would later define her legacy in A merican histor y. So distinguished was A ngelou's accomplishments that the United States Postal Ser vice issued a special commemorative stamp this year. e stamp By Nella De Cesare

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