Shop: ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ Signed By Maya Angelou

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The collector writes: I am very proud to be offering this item up for sale, as it has been in my collection for many years. This is a softcover copy of “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” Angelou’s famous autobiographical work. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou ‘Harlem Hopscotch’ Premiere (audio)

maya_0Iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, lecturer and Harlem resident Dr. Maya Angelou is set to release a unique album blending her lyrics with modern hip-hopmusic.

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Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Celebration At Riverside Church

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On Friday, September 12th, 2014, friends and colleagues from the literary world, New York celebrities, and family came out to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and activist at the historic Riverside Church near her Harlem home on West 120th Street. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Celebrate Sonia!” The 80th Birthday Celebration for Sis. Sonia Sanchez

sonia-sanchez.562.325.cDon’t miss Celebrate Sonia!  The Schomburg is teaming up with the Center for Black Literature; AKILA WORKSONGS; Arts+Crafts, Inc.; and African Voices Magazine to throw a special birthday party for the beloved world renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar, and activist .  Continue Reading →

In Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou In Harlem

mayaThe family of Dr. Maya Angelou, Random House, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Black Literature invite you to a Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou. Continue Reading →

Jill Marie Lawrence Reflects On Harlem’s Maya Angelou

jill lawrence and maya angleouIt doesn’t get any better than, two diva’s in one photograph. Here’s Harlem fave and celebrity Jill Marie Lawrence and Harlem poet Dr. Maya Angelou in the back yard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Harlem Responds To The Death Of Maya Angelo

maya11“Today we mourn the passing and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, whose voice, passion, and life has left a lasting influence on our state and nation…. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

maya angelou 2Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called “America’s most visible black female autobiographer” by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. Continue Reading →