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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri.
* She was a poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
* She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.
* She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.
* She was called "the black woman's poet laureate", and her poems have been called the anthems of African Americans.
* She died on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86.
* She is remembered as a powerful voice for the African American community and for her contributions to American literature.
* Her work continues to inspire people around the world.
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