Maya Angelou & Alice Walker

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author, poet, and activist. 5.0/5

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I want to be like Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison but in my own way lol.
Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker had a pact not to trash each other in the media. . Black thinkers need to…
However, Langston Hughes is by far my favorite black poet; and yes that means over Dr. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni. Although Daniel Beaty and Alice Walker, are a close second and third.
RE: Ferguson, Missouri. United States of America Greetings Brothers & Sisters, What you see happening in Ferguson today is the result of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. I suggest you read the book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy and also watch the movie Hidden Colors 3. For my European American brothers and sisters, this may be difficult for you to understand but it's important for us all to know the truth. For the truth shall set us all free. In my book, the Roots of San Diego, I will address the racism that I grew up with in my conservative home town. It is a miracle that i'm still here today! It's all thanks to the spirit of our Ancestors, who guide us, like Martin Luther King Jr. - Malcolm X - Marcus Garvey - Haile Selassie - Peter Tosh - Paul Robeson - Louis Armstrong - James Baldwin - Bob Marley - Langston Hughes - Fanny Lou Hammer - Shirley Chisholm - Rosa Parks - Maya Angelou - Harriet Tubman - Josephine Baker - Audre Lorde - Sojourner Truth just to name a few. Also thanks to the l ...
Why? So Alice Walker and Maya Angelou can be played by Zoe Saldana too?
lets have an evening for the great Dr Maya Angelou Sunday 6/1 starting at 5pm on OWN lets watch this with the next generation so they can hear and see some impactful word from a great woman 5pm conversation with Dr Maya Angelou 6pm & 7pm repeat of last year super soul Sunday one of Dr Angelou last sit down 8pm Oprah's Legends Ball honoring twenty-five African American women in art, entertainment, and civil rights. an at 9pm master class with Dr. Maya Angelou The 25 women included Maya Angelou, Shirley Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Catlett, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Nikki Giovanni, Dorothy Height, Lena Horne, Coretta Scott King, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Leontyne Price, Della Reese, Diana Ross, Naomi Sims, Tina Turner, Cicely Tyson, Alice Walker, Dionne Warwick, and Nancy Wilson.[1]us this Sunday as we honor the life and lessons of the phenomenal woman, Dr. Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou was more beautiful than she realised, says Alice Walker
I actually got to meet Maya Angelou, and what I remember most about her was an spirit of joy and generosity. I was a student at Pacific School of Religion and she and Alice Walker were the guest lecturers at the annual (now biennial) Earl Lectures. Both of them had security concerns (though I think Alice Walker's were more serious). Anyway, four students (including me) were assigned to provide a little security on the days they spoke. Really what this meant was escorting each one on the day she spoke from the sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Berkeley to the office that had been designated a sort of "green room" that was relatively secure, too. That mean walking through a social hall. Both of these women were such popular draws that overflow seating with close circuit TV had been set up on the social hall. We moved Walker through the room quickly on the day she spoke. The next day, Angelou spoke. As we walked into the social hall, she quickly assessed the situation and asked one of us if t ...
A TRIBUTE TO MAYA ANGELOU-- My words (Charlene Henry Kenon): I have always loved writing, poems to be specific. I love words and what they do to us. I get this high just reading statements, words that make me go "wow." It is like partaking of a favorite dish. People like Maya loved words, life and found a "write" in everything. A mentor she is and was. She received some of my words once, and what a schedule she had. She was to get back with me so her assistant said. I came this close.but time never presented itself. There are/were many that we are so gifted to have their words: James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Edgar Poe, Paul Dunbar, Alice Walker, Robert Frost, Toni Morrison, and others. Writing is the thing we do when words of mouth flee. I am sharing some of Maya's here. She will be missed. _ I don't know how much longer I'll be around. I'll probably be writing when the Lord says, 'Maya, Maya Angelou, it's time.' To take a few nouns, and a few pronouns, and adverbs and adjec ...
Maya Angelou made it possible for us to get to know about others like Sonia Sanchez, Alice Walker & Nikki Giovanni.
it's funny how so many people are saying Maya Angelou wrote The Color Purple, I think you mean Alice Walker...
Remembering producing this show w/ Maya Angelou, RIP, & Alice Walker re candidate Obama in '08:
The scary thing about losing outstanding leaders and thought-provokers like Dr. Maya Angelou is who will fulfill that legacy. Who are our generation's leaders? Who is our James Baldwin, Muhammed Ali, MLK, Alice Walker, etc.
My niece just said this amazing thing, Tarfia -- she said "how do you outgrow Maya Angelou? Isn't she still standing on Maya's shoulders?" And Gwen brooks, and rita dove, and Alice walker, and Anna deveare smith, and nella and zora ... ;) Kayla Ybarra is a smart cookie ;)
During college I took a Samella Lewis seminar that featured absolutely amazing guest speakers including Elizabeth Catlett, Kenny Burrell, Alice Walker and one Maya Angelou. On her evening Dr. Angelou gave us snippets of poetry, but the part I remember best was the self-deprecating story (too long to recite here) she told about an occasion where she pre-judged people based on her past, not theirs, and the shame she felt when she realized her wrong. She said that from that moment, she lived by a quote from Terence: "I am human, therefore nothing human is alien to me." She kinda blew my mind that night. And continued to do so for another 30-plus years. Her's was a long, rich, full life. And she took millions of us, generation after generation, along for the ride. I hope her transition was easy and that she is now at peace. And I hope our children and their children will continue to find their way to her wisdom and wonder...
She is not dead who left her giggle in your empty field. (Alice Walker) Peace be with you Maya on!
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I'm sitting at work trying to explain to my coworkers why Maya Angelou's passing gives me such a heavy heart. As some who who grew up with books covering every able surface, as a black woman raised by a black woman who endorsed and encouraged me to not only read but also to write, my disposition is shattered. Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Langston Huges and many more, are voices I grew up knowing as well as I would an uncle or an aunt. My mother texted me the news this morning before most media had covered it ( god knows how she knew) and I'm 100% sure she's just as upset as I am. Phenomenal woman was the first poem I'd ever memorized and recited at age 9. And although the words took different weight with every year that has passed since, the meaning behind them has always resignated the same. No matter who I am, I am ME and i am phenomenal for the sake of being just so. Thank you Maya, for that message, for your words, for the inspiration to write and to love. May she rest for ever in peace.
Some of the first women writers of color that I ever read were Octavia Butler, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Alice Walker. Excellent, thoughtful minds shaped by the Black American experiences of Jim Crow, the misogny of western culture, and the promise of better days ahead. I awoke this morning thinking, "something aint right". It's the same thing I thought the morning Ms. Butler took her final breath. How connected am I to these women I have never met. Who not only impacted how I choose to see the world, but my method of expressing myself. Whose very presence changed minds, opened doors, and paved ways. Today we lost another elder, and are the poorer for it. But the riches Mother Angelou has left with us makes sure she that she will, indeed, live forever.
I have read every one of her autobiographies. I was introduced to Maya Angelou and Alice Walker when I was 8 years old. These two women were the reasons why I decided to become a writer. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel and the joy I know that she has given me to continue on. I will keep writing and being the best me that I can.
It is with great sadness in my heart and a tear in my eye that I say R.I. P. to Dr. Maya Angelou. This woman whom I never meet was such a huge influence in my life, it was through her books, her writings that I learned to overcome some of the struggles I faced in my life. To forgive those I felt had wronged me and to love fearlessly openly and honestly those closest to me. Dr. Angelou taught me to love to read with "I know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She taught me to be proud of who and what I was with "Still I Rise" and to understand both my daughter and my mother by reading "Letter to My Daughter". Other than my own mother and grandmother, she along with Alice Walker and Toni Morrison personified for me the very essence of a strong black woman. Today the world has lost a great woman, a great writer, a great leader, an icon. R.I.P. Dr. Angelou may your soul fly forever high.
Her story if u don't already kno it Rest In Paradise Entertainment Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86 More BY EMMA BROWN May 28 at 9:48 AM Maya Angelou, one of America's most celebrated poets, novelists and civil-rights activists has passed away. Angelou, who served on two Presidential committees and was awarded numerous awards, was 86 years old. (Associated Press) As a child growing up in the Jim Crow South, Maya Angelou was raped by her mother's boyfriend; as a young woman, she worked briefly as a brothel madam and a prostitute. From those roots in powerlessness and violence, she rose to international recognition as a writer known for her frank chronicles of personal history and a performer instantly identified by her regal presence and rich, honeyed voice. Ms. Angelou established her literary reputation in 1970 with “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” a memoir detailing her harrowing upbringing. From her desperate early years, Ms. Angelou gradually moved into nightclub dancing and from th ...
Maya Angelou has died. Am I the only person who thinks her death isn't as big a deal as Toni Morrison's or Alice Walker's or Susan-Lori Parks' will be, or do I just have a disdain for the ultra accessible?
Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, Asha Bandele, Tanarive Due, Iyanla Vanzant, Octavia Butler Inside the books on my crowded shelves lives God written by women who channeled their gifts and birthed worlds I’ve had the pleasure to travel words that have stripped me down to nakedness and frantically I’ve searched my flesh for answers stripped my mind until I’ve spoken words that honored my knowing. women who have challenged me to pry open my mouth and speak my sounds into existence women who have inspired me clamor under rain and dance self-worth women whose words have sat me down and feed me life’s cruel beauties sometimes their words felt crammed down my throat -Kiana Davis Yes! Their words have had this kind of affect on me too.So grateful for these women.these beautiful gifts!!! V.
Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and Alice Walker are such admirable women 😍
READ, READ, READ. (Not just FB posts, but real books) AUTHORS can act as Mentors for your life if you let them. So open up a book written by: Dr. Joe Vitale, Jim Rohn, Alice Walker, Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield, Toni Morrison, Zig Ziglar, Gary Chapman, Brian Tracy, W.E B Du Bois, Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Dennis Kimbro, Wayne Dyer, Joel Osteen, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, John Maxwell, Alex Haley, Dr. Suess, Booker T. Washington, Richard Wright or someone in the field of your passion. You will see your life upgraded by the time you finish the book. How long that takes is up to you. YOU Hold The Key to your own destiny since the information you NEED is already shared and explained for you in detail. Understand that they may have lived a lifetime and placed that wisdom in a book for you to not have to waste anymore time of your own. Just open up a book, read and see...
Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker...just to name a few great literary GENIUSES!
that's y eye appreciated authors like Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison & Alice Walker growing up
Shakur was a voracious reader. He was inspired by a wide variety of writers, including William Shakespeare, Niccolò Machiavelli, Donald Goines, Sun Tzu, Kurt Vonnegut, Mikhail Bakunin, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, and Khalil Gibran. Shakur never professed following a particular religion, but his lyrics in singles such as 'Only God Can Judge Me' and poems such as The Rose That Grew from Concrete suggest he believed in God. This means many analysts currently describe him as a deist. He believed in Karma, but rejected a literal afterlife and organized religion. Tupac has had several family members who were members of the Black Panthers; Mutulu Shakur, the step-father of Tupac, Assata Shakur, his step-aunt, Billy Garland the biological father of Tupac and Afeni Shakur his mother. Tupac publicly spoke out against interracial marriage in an interview with Source magazine in 1994...
So I got the number 4..:) 1. I'm 5'9 2. My right eye is blue from surgery &lightens up when I cry 3. I dream of sitting with Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad,Ruby Dee, and Angela Basset & just listen 4. My professor compared my writings to Alice Walker
SOME INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY BLACK WOMEN "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Maya Angelou Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself." Alice Walker "Deal with yourself as an individual, worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way." Nikki Giovanni "Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide." Marva Collins "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it." Maya Angelou "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." Oprah Winfrey "Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power. The think itself cannot touch you. But if you allow your fear to seep into you ...
Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you – Caroline Myss. Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? – Caroline Myss. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker. A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson. Whether we love, or close our hearts to love, is a mental choice we make, every moment of every day. If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers. – Maya Angelou. You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. – Erica Jong. You move tot ...
women like Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, & Alice Walker are so inspiring
...and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Colin Powell, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and the President of the United States.
Happy International Women's Day! Literature is one of the best and most effective mediums used by women to get their voices heard. From the older voices of Austen, Eliot, the Brontes and Woolf, to modern figures like Zadie Smith, Jeanette Winterson, J K Rowling, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Arundhati Roy, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, etc. But it's not just the authors that are important; there is a wealth of iconic literary characters, who continue to inspire, amaze and teach every one of us: Elizabeth Bennet, Miss Havisham, Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Emma Bovary, to name but a few! Who are your favourite female authors? What are your favourite novels? or who is your favourite female character from any novel? We'd LOVE to hear you thoughts!!!
Bismillah...My 1st & Simple Cento...I call it "Struggle Flow" You may write me down in history; I'm a woman Phenomenally! Through compromise; Still I'll rise! Discover the reason why; It is the Lord that doth supply! Shine on me, sunshine; Life is fine...Life is fine! *Alice Walker, Jupiter Hammon, Maya Angelou, & Langston Hughes*May GOD who has no partners sons or daughters be pleased...ameen
Today's challenge for all of you Scandal-lovers... The most prevalent defense that I heard to why the show should be considered great is because it tells the story of what are alleged to be real life events. If the show was about Sojourner Truth, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Ruth McBride, or Dr. Mary Henderson Wright, would your interest and devotion be the same?
Rosa Parks honored in quotes: Read about the impression she's made on Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, etc., on her 100th:
Going to keep suggesting Black lady authors for improv scenes until Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker are all in a zoo together.
This is no disrespect to any other women but to honor all the women this month who are African American who have helped to make me the man I am trying to become. Black Queen. The Black woman is a miraculous mystical miracle and holding her somehow makes me feel spiritual. I want her to Arise and write books like Maya Angelou be able to sing Strange Fruit hooks like Billie Holdiay, soft and sultry as Sade and a sunset on Saturday. Walking through womanist wonderlands with Color Purple like Alice Walker and advocate feminist talker. Making millions like Mrs. Madame C.J. Walker, a billion dollar host talker like Opray Winfrey, nursing freedom dreams like Mrs. King. Your a model like Naomi Campbell, exemplary citizen embodying all the attributes of a christian, hitting me with the word like Sunny Liston, listen. The more I come into the knowledge of true self the more I realize that love from a black wo ...
Poetry by Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, and others in a book just for kids
The new year has kicked off in extraordinary fashion, beginning with our district swearing-in -- with 200 friends and supporters -- as Member of the New York State Assembly representing the new 106th AD. Held at the historic Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park it was a celebration of the Hudson Valley with local food, drink and talent: The Kuumba Drums and Dancers from Operation Unite in Hudson; Hyde Park resident and voice actor Angela Henry, who read works by Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker and Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; and Hudson Valley musicians Eric Rosi-Marshall and Guy Fichetti who played tunes by Hudson Valley composers Pete Seeger, Jeff Anzevino, and Jay Ungar. It was a very special evening for everyone there and I thank my friend Supreme Court Justice Maria Rosa for officiating and my children Alec and Annabel for serving as the hosts. That celebration segued into the ritual and fun of the opening of the legislative session, the thrill of attend ...
Cauzing Elevation Publishing, LLC has been serving the Trenton, New Jersey and surrounding areas with inspiring literary works since 2009. Our goal is to elevate minds everywhere "One Book at a Time." Our works are suitable for the developing adolescent onto the avid & mature. The Authors at Cauzing Elevation are inspired by a passion to inspire their readers. They aspire to maintain a standard and have been inspired themselves by pioneers such as Frederick Douglas, Alex Haley, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin , Wahida Clark, Donald Goins, Alice Walker and more... "All one has to do to make a difference is believe they are capable of doing so..." ~Author/~ Marie Antionette ***PLEASE STOP THE VIOLENCE IN OUR CITY*** We are a company dedicated to the elevation of minds by way of reading. We are also advocates of life, youth and prosperity. Our youth are dying at a staggering rate. PLEASE, STOP THE VIOLENCE IN TRENTON On December 29th, 2012 from 11:11:15 AM HOLDING HANDS ACROSS TRENTON IS A FREE ...
20120520 Tasting The Future by Eric Kaminetzky I was asked to list some of the sources for readings and quotes for this sermon. The Opening Words came from Alice Walker - Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism (1997) - "There is always a moment..." is how the piece begins. The poems are: Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The quote is from Rabbi Edwin Friedman - Friedmans Fables (1990) "The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change." The story is from the Dalai Lama's The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living (2009)
Nothing else in life compares to the one-of-a-kind bond mothers have with their children. Filled with more than 400 heartfelt reflections from such luminaries as Sylvia Plath, Booker T. Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, Jamaica K...
Having once spearheaded the elevation of black women in culture—Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Oprah—she now finds herself struggling to cut them loose, to admit at long last what she’s always believed: that she’s not only the first, but the best.
If the world was made of Harriet Tubman, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, bell hooks, Maya Angelou, Bame Dipate kind of women. Elysian Fields
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