Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson ; (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an African-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer. 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 more than 50 years. She received dozens of awards and over fifty honorary degrees.
Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult. Maya Angelou has steadily written poetry over the years. In this video Professor Angelou recites her poem, “And Still I Rise,” from her volume of poetry And Still I Rise, published in 1978.
And Still I Rise contains amazing, life affirming and uplifting words. This is one of those special poems that stays with you your whole life once heard. Absolute genius! This poem was written over 40 years ago but it sums up the entire 2020. Lets keep hope and faith
Continue to rest in peace Maya Angelou