Maya Angelou

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Marguerite Annie Johnson was born

1928

Marguerite's parents marrige end, she and her brother are sent to Arkansas

1931

the children return to saint louis with their mother

1935

Maya attended Washington High school were she studied music and dance

1941

teacher Birtha Flowers encourages Maya to write poetry

1941

Maya drops out of High School to become the first women cable car driver

1942

Maya became a waistress and cook to support her and her son Guy

1943

maya married a greek sailor name Tosh Angelous which marrige quickly failed

1952

Maya tours with Musical production Porgey and Bess

1954 - 1955

Maya studies and creates a interest in poetry

1958

became a involed civil rights activist

1959

Maya meets Malcom X in hope to help his organisation

1964

Malcom X is assassinated; Maya begins working on a new book

1968

Maya recives a fellowship award at Yale University

1970

Receives Pulitzer prize nomination

1972

Maya marries Paul De Fue and move to Cali to work on a book and acting

1973 - 1981

'singin and ' swingin is published

1976

Maya and Paul file a divorce

1981

Maya meets Oprah and becomes her friend and mentor

1984

Receives Fulbright 40th Anniversary award

1986

Receives Langston Hughes award

1991

Maya presents a poem at the Inauguration of Bill Clinton

1993

Receives a Gramm for " Best Spoken" award

1993

MLKJ association medal

1996

Receives Mother Teresa award

2006

Appears for the first time on Oprah and Friends talkshow

2006

Becomes first recipient of the Hope and Peace award

2008