Maya Angelou is one of the most influential voices of our time and is a celebrated poet, memoirist, educator and civil rights activist. She is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. She became internationally recognised and acclaimed with her first book, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, written in 1969. She was active in the civil rights movement and worked with both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
DATE OF BIRTH
4 April 1928
WE ADMIRE HER BECAUSE
She is a spokesperson of women and racial injustice. Her work has been considered as a defence of black culture. She continues to be an inspiration and will always be regarded as a literary icon.
Maya’s latest project is an autobiography entitled ‘Mom & Me’. The book recounts her relationship between her and her mother.
In honour of Black History Month, we are sharing with you four historical and phenomenal figures who impacted the world in different ways and are inspirational. We created images inspired by them through which we were able to capture their essence.