Visiting with Maya Angelou in New York
Maya Angelou's second home is an urban getaway filled with art, sunlight and color. It's also a great illustration of transformation.
Angelou knows about transformation because she's lived it. She's led a remarkable life. It began with her poor childhood in Stamps, Ark., and St. Louis, MO. Today she enjoys literary prominence. It's a journey that took her to California, Egypt, Ghana and - finally - North Carolina.
The best-selling first volume of her autobiography - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - is required reading for millions of American students. Her collection of poems, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Angelou has written, produced, directed and starred in productions for stage, film and television, and has long been a civil rights activist. Her calm and thoughtful demeanor has given birth to innovative art forms and permanently impacted our culture.
A reporter recently spent time with Angelou at her second home in New York. Every room reflects her unique flair for color and comfort. Click here to read the story.
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