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Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family, and travel.