Maya Angelou: Maya Angelou By: Aerial Bennett Biography: Biography Dr. Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri . She was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. She experience great racial discrimination, but through all of that she absorbed the values of African Americans family, community, and culture. As a teenager, her love for art won her a scholarship to San Francisco’s Labor School. At the age of 14, she then dropped out to become San Francisco’s first African American female cable car conductor. After she graduated from high school she gave to birth to her son, Guy. Even though she had a son that never stopped her from being supported and following her dreams of an artist, writer, and dancer. In 1954 and 1955, she toured Europe for a production, Piggy and Bess. In 1960 she moved to Cairo, Egypt to be an editor for the English weekly. During her time in Egypt she mastered the languages French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and West African language fanti. She was and still is a wonderful women that is an example to all women that anyone can achieve their goals no matter what background they came from. She has proved that and is still living proof of that today. Published Books: Published Books Great Food, All day Long is an essential reference for everyone who wants to eat better and smarter. And in this book you’d receive a peek into the kitchen and heart of a remarkable women. PowerPoint Presentation: This book was dedicated to the daughter she never had. It reveals Angelo's path to living well and living a life of meaning. PowerPoint Presentation: In this book she explains her journey through life. This is one of her first volume of her autobiographies that has humor, candor and grace. This is where her journey begins. PowerPoint Presentation: This is Maya Angelou’s second autobiography series. She captures the struggles and triumphs of her life with dignity, wisdom, humor, and humanity. Accomplishments: Accomplishments Maya Angelou overcame major racial discrimination as a young child living in the south. She was also the first female cable car conductor in San Francisco. Throughout her years she toured in Europe with an opera production. Also she acted in a few plays. During her years she worked very closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and he appointed her as the Northern Coordinator for the SCLC. She has won Grammys and honorary degrees. One of her greatest accomplishments was receiving the Presidential Metal of Freedom presented to her by our President Barack Obama. Phenomenal Women: Phenomenal Women Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. A PHENOMINAL WOMEN: A PHENOMINAL WOMEN One of the greatest women in history that has made an impact on the lives of everyone. She will always be well-known for her greatest accomplishments in literature, inspirational speaking and leadership throughout her lifetime and much more to come.