Maya Angelou & Martin Luther King

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American Poet Maya Angelou passed away on 28th May 2014 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA aged 86. Born Marguerite Annie Johnson on 4th April, 1928 (Aries) in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA and educated at California Labor School, CA, Maya Angelou is most remembered for Book - I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

American Activist Martin Luther King was born Michael Luther King Jr. on 15th January, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and passed away on 4th Apr 1968 Memphis, Tennessee, USA aged 39. He is most remembered for Civil rights activist. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

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Maya Angelou`s 1969 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, was nominated for a National Book Award and made her a symbol of pluck and pride for African-American women. In the 1950s Angelou had been a dancer and stage actress, and she was active in the civil rights movement (she became a coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, thanks to a request from Martin Luther King, Jr.). During the 1960s she spent five years in Africa, working as a journalist and a teacher. Angelou returned to the United States and in 1969 published I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. In 1972 she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her collection of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water `fore I Diiie. Since then, Angelou has continued teaching, writing, acting, producing, recording (she won Grammy Awards for the spoken word for the years 1993, 1995 and 2002) and collecting honorary degrees from across the United States. Since 1981 she has been the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. At Bill Clinton`s request, Angelou wrote a poem -- On the Pulse of Morning -- for his 1993 inauguration as U.S. president

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Name
Maya Angelou
Martin Luther King
Maya Angelou
Martin Luther King
Height
Female
6' 0" (183 cm)
Male
5' 6½" (169 cm)
Zodiac
Aries
Capricorn
Occupation
Poet
Activist
Hair Color
Salt and Pepper
Black
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Nationality
American
American
Religion
Christian
Baptist

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