Subject Guide for Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an author, poet, singer, screen director, playwright, and dancer. In 1969 she published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of her autobiographical works, for which she is best known. Angelou went on to publish four more books of memoirs, as well as many volumes of poetry. In 1993 she read her poem  “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration ceremony for President Bill Clinton. Dr. Angelou held the Z. Smith Reynolds chaired professorship in American Studies at Wake Forest University from 1982 until her death in 2014.

Manuscript Collections and Record Groups

Interviews, Presentations, and Recordings

Selected Bibliography

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