maya angelou http://wamc.org en Maya Angelou - In Memoriam http://wamc.org/post/maya-angelou-memoriam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dr. Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet who wrote <em>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</em>, died on Wednesday in her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.</p><p>Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis April 4, 1928, Angelou led a life that contained many adventures and accomplishments - any one of which might fill the entire life of another person - in addition to writing some of the most beautiful poetry and prose in existence - she was a dancer, calypso singer, streetcar conductor, single mother, magazine editor, administrative assistant, official of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Tony-nominated stage actress; and a college professor.</p><p>Here were share portions of some of Joe Donahue's conversations with her over the years.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91464 at http://wamc.org Maya Angelou - In Memoriam Remembering Maya Angelou, Frequent Roundtable Guest, Dead At 86 http://wamc.org/post/remembering-maya-angelou-frequent-roundtable-guest-dead-86 <p>Poet Maya Angelou has died at 86. She frequently appeared on WAMC's The Roundtable. Those archived interviews are available below. Wed, 28 May 2014 13:45:16 +0000 Joe Donahue 91428 at http://wamc.org Remembering Maya Angelou, Frequent Roundtable Guest, Dead At 86 "His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute" By Maya Angelou http://wamc.org/post/his-day-done-nelson-mandela-tribute-maya-angelou <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">His Day is Done</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Maya Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with “His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty” to lead his people into a new era.</span></p><p>Maya Angelou joins us to discuss the poem and the loss of a man she feels fortunate to have called a friend.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83534 at http://wamc.org "His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute" By Maya Angelou Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom" http://wamc.org/post/maya-angelou-mom-me-mom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In her new book, <em>Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom</em>, <a href="http://www.mayaangelou.com/">Maya Angelou</a> dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. It is a tribute to motherhood and unconditional love.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64343 at http://wamc.org Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom"