Savoring the Crust of Maya Angelou

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Savoring the Crust of Maya Angelou

If ever a pen had it's say, a possible confession would be that there couldn't be another stream of writing as diversely ranged as a pen is. Among the Few African American personalities who could challenge such a notion, Maya Angelou's name would invariably be noted. Her interesting diversity in penmanship as a human rights activist who voices her views and sentiments through poems, screenplays and many more such collections of literary work, qualify her to thus standout among her contemporaries.

While currently serving as a Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina, USA, she has so far taken an active role in speaking for women's rights. Hence, her inspiring interest with that regard that aptly culminates her fitting demeanor and experience as an activist shaped by the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King. Her tenure as the Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, seems to have enriched and inspired her as an activist.

Her impact on the society (as a women's rights activist) has become a decisive factor that encouraged Jimmy Carter, one of the presidents in the United states to appoint her as (to) the National commission on the Observance of International Women's Year.

As a renown poet she has enriched the Afro-(African) American Literature with several volumes which include: I know why the caged bird sings

And Still I Rise

Just give me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die.

I Shall not be moved.

In addition, her historical work of poetry written in the year 1993 which is titled as "The pulse of Morning" is recognized as one of the most illustrious literary compositions of hers in the popular literary scene.

All in all, Maya Angelo comes out as a...