Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Often hailed as a global renaissance woman, Angelou is a celebrated poet, writer, educator, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. She has served on two presidential committees, received the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and has three Grammy Awards. President Bill Clinton asked her to compose a poem to read at his 1993 inauguration. Her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world. Angelou has received over 30 honorary degrees, and is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. She continues to captivate audiences worldwide, through the beauty of her words, which stir the soul, liberate the mind, and heal the heart.
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