Friday, December 02, 2005
FEATURED QUOTE BY MAYA ANGELOU
Born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, she is an African-American poet, memoirist, actress, and civil rights activist. She is best known for her autobiographical writings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings1969).
She was an unwed mother. To support her young son, Clyde Bailey "Guy" Johnson, born in San Francisco, she danced in night clubs, conducted cable cars, cooked at a Creole cafe, removed paint at a body shop, and was a madam and prostitute at a San Diego brothel. However, she soon returned home, to Stamps, Arkansas, then Louisville, Kentucky.
She was given a lifetime appointment in 1981 as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 1993, Angelou read her poem On the Pulse of Morning at Bill Clinton's Presidential inauguration at his request.
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posted by Señor Enrique at 4:52 AM
- Abaniko said...
more on music:
if music be the food of love, play on.. (ws)
- Señor Enrique said...
I like that, abaniko. Thanks!
I hope others will share theirs as well. It'll be fun to know what they say/think of music.