ʙʟᴀᴄᴋ ʜɪsᴛᴏʀʏ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some humor, and some style.

~ Maya Angelou
📸 Maya Angelou singing calypso, 1957
Photo by Hale Haberman

Honoring #blackhistorymonth with Maya Angelou and #bnw photo by Hale Haberman It’s not one of mine, but posting as 38/365 #onephotoaday.

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry …Notable works: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; “On the Pulse of Morning“Period: 1951–2014Occupation: Writer; poet; civil rights activistDied: May 28, 2014 (aged 86); Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US

Caged Bird was nominated for a National Book Award in 1970 and remained on The New York Times paperback bestseller list for two years. It has been used in educational settings from high schools to universities, and the book has been celebrated for creating new literary avenues for the American memoir. However, the book’s graphic depiction of childhood rape, racism, and sexuality has caused it to be challenged or banned in some schools and libraries.

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