Maya Angelou http://wunc.org en Maya Angelou: 'She Taught Us That We Are Each Wonderfully Made, Intricately Woven' http://wunc.org/post/maya-angelou-she-taught-us-we-are-each-wonderfully-made-intricately-woven <p></p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:34:15 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 36898 at http://wunc.org Maya Angelou: 'She Taught Us That We Are Each Wonderfully Made, Intricately Woven' Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou http://wunc.org/post/watch-first-lady-michelle-obama-delivers-eulogy-maya-angelou <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVwWp5uSPAA</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:32:00 +0000 editor 36888 at http://wunc.org Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou 'She Found North Carolina A Good Fit For Her Love' - Maya Angelou's Southern Legacy http://wunc.org/post/she-found-north-carolina-good-fit-her-love-maya-angelous-southern-legacy <p></p><p>Dr. Maya Angelou moved to North Carolina in 1981 and Bill Ferris, senior associate director of the Center For The Study of The American South at UNC-Chapel Hill, says she found her place here.</p><p>“There are so many people here, John Hope Franklin, so many gifted writers and intellectual voices for the black experience over the years," Ferris said. "She found North Carolina a good fit for her love. She kept a place in New York City, but her home most of the year was here in North Carolina.”</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:21:29 +0000 Phoebe Judge 36357 at http://wunc.org 'She Found North Carolina A Good Fit For Her Love' - Maya Angelou's Southern Legacy A Teacher Who Could Write: Maya Angelou At Wake Forest University http://wunc.org/post/teacher-who-could-write-maya-angelou-wake-forest-university <p>Maya Angelou lived in a rambling yellow house just down the road from Wake Forest’s campus. A few hours after she passed away inside, people drove by slowly. Some pointed out the window. Everyone was keeping a respectable distance.</p><p>Angelou was renowned for many things, including hosting large parties in the house. Most Aprils, Angelou even held a class here.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 08:11:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 36335 at http://wunc.org A Teacher Who Could Write: Maya Angelou At Wake Forest University Celebrated Poet Maya Angelou Dies At 86 In NC http://wunc.org/post/celebrated-poet-maya-angelou-dies-86-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">One of America’s most beloved poets and activists, Maya Angelou, 86, died this morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">A civil rights and women’s rights activist, Angelou served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University until her death. </span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:15:25 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36292 at http://wunc.org Celebrated Poet Maya Angelou Dies At 86 In NC Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 http://wunc.org/post/maya-angelou-poet-activist-and-singular-storyteller-dies-86 Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for much of her childhood, revealed the scars of her past in <em>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</em>, the first of a series of memoirs.<p>Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., and Stamps, Ark., she was Marguerite Johnson. It was her brother who first called her Maya, and the name stuck. Wed, 28 May 2014 14:16:48 +0000 Lynn Neary 36282 at http://wunc.org Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 Poet Maya Angelou Awarded Medal of Freedom http://wunc.org/post/poet-maya-angelou-awarded-medal-freedom <p>Writer, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has been awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor. President Obama presented the Wake Forest professor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony yesterday. Mr. Obama said Angelou’s work has spoken to millions:</p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 10162 at http://wunc.org