Maya Angelou & Toni Morrison

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, editor, and professor. 5.0/5

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Up next I have James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Langston Hughs, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Michelle Alexander. More Cone and King too.
I only go on these rants because in my mind I'm the next Maya Angelou x Toni Morrison x Rob Hill x Alex Elle
I remember reading Toni Morrison, Terri McMillan, Carter G Woodson, Maya Angelou early in age cause it was in the house
thank you to my life changers Edgar Allan Poe, Maya Angelou, William Blake, Wilfred Owen and Toni Morrison. Absolute beauty.
I want to be like Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison but in my own way lol.
I need this t-shirt in my life. You see I started reading Zora Neale Hurston, Dr. Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison,...
Toni Morrison w/ Susan Taylor, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis and more at her Nobel Party. 😍
Spell-binding: Toni Morrison on w Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, much more
sevechambers:. Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison (right) at James Baldwin’s funeral. What a gathering…
Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker had a pact not to trash each other in the media. . Black thinkers need to…
I forgot some other favorites! Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, and these are just the writers.
We got a bunch of slides from Corbis (let’s say), including Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin. And this one white dude.
Teaching 7th grade in Alabama, I find myself quoting more than Toni Morrison or Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Brenda Shaughnessy, Margaret Atwood. Women have a way with words others do not have.
the Maya Angelou series is good as is Toni Morrison and Isabel Allende.
Toni Morrison is on tomorrow. Hear her Hay Festival tribute to Maya Angelou here
"She looks like Maya Angelou's poetry as if she is a page torn out of Toni Morrison's book. She walks like Thursday morning rain stuck in traffic, heavy, firm and steady. She is the silence before the first kiss.The long naps after Saturday mid-day long sex. She is the Sunday afternoon Jazz, smoky braai stands in the park, Jimmy Dludlu's saxophone A blues for a god".
A literary genius, James Baldwin explored the themes of race, sexuality, and class in his writing. A staunch supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin moved abroad in his early twenties to distance himself from American prejudice and would spend most of his life living away from the United States. One of his most famous works, “The Fire Next Time” is still used to illustrate and facilitate discussion around race today. A celebrated writer and activist, Baldwin also maintained close relationships with other literary heavyweights like Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. More on Baldwin’s life and legacy: View more James Baldwin objects in our collection:James Baldwin by His Typewriter, Istanbul 1966, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
People like Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker also have restored my spirit.
Author Toni Morrison says her friend, the late poet, author and activist Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou, Lauryn Hill, Nikki Giovanni, & Toni Morrison showed me how I could express myself with words. They helped mold me lyrically.
Left-to-right, front: Mari Evans, Susan Taylor, Oprah Winfrey. On the back row: Maya Angelou, Joan Sandler, Angela Davis, Eleanor Traylor, Amina Baraka. Howard Dodson appears behind Sandler and Davis. The women were laughing at Toni Morrison who was dancing one the occasion of her Nobel Party hosted by Angelou, 1994
I know a lot of parents today don't actually make their children read books anymore... but I have 7 brand new paperback books in the "Black Americans of Achievement" series... all with introductory essays by Coretta Scott King... each book measuring approx 7"Wx9"L. (1) Malcolm X (2) Maya Angelou (3) Sidney Poitier (4) Thurgood Marshall (5) Toni Morrison (6) Michael Jordan (7) Wesley Snipes I had more, but I gave the rest of them away to my students who performed Random Acts of Kindness. They were surprise gifts for good citizenship. The books were $9.95 each, but I am giving them away at no charge to a parent or guardian in my area who will definitely have their child(ren) read them. It's my Random Act of Kindness to YOU. Interested parents or guardians, please inbox me.
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.
OUR LYRICAL INSPIRATION Poet and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou dies at 86 By Hillel Italie Associated Press NEW YORK — You didn’t have to love books or share her background or even know a lot about Maya Angelou to feel that she somehow knew a lot about you. You might have sensed you were in a club that accepted everyone and that the reasons for joining were as vast and complicated as the life and talents of the author herself. Perhaps it was the story of Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86: A poor, black woman from the segregated South who somehow ascends to the worldwide stage. Or the people she befriended: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, Oprah Winfrey and Toni Morrison, the Clintons and Barack Obama. You might have seen her read the inaugural poem for Bill Clinton, caught one of her interviews with Winfrey, remembered her from the television series “Roots” or were assigned “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in English class. Maybe her speaking voice was enough — deep, warm and ...
Thinking back to a very interesting time for me.. I always state that I was a book worm when I was younger reading my Gordon Parks, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and yes one of my favorites was of course Maya Angelou... these names were the tip of the iceberg and I am feeling some kind of way missing their literary works and am saddened by her death.. rest on dear one you and your positivity will be missed!
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 ...
Memoirist, poet, civil rights activist, and national treasure Dr. Maya Angelou passed away today at age 86. She is perhaps best remembered for the first in her six-volume memoir series, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, though she lived a rich and varied life that included careers as a calypso dancer, streetcar conductor, college professor and Tony-nominated actress. In 1993 she delivered President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural address and in 2011 President Barack Obama awarded her the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As befits the passing of a legendary figure, everyone from Beyoncé to Ellen DeGeneres and Toni Morrison has responded to the sad news of Dr. Angelou’s death: But still, like air, she rises. Yes Ma’am. Rise. Rise. Rise. kerry washington (May 28, 2014 “We encounter many defeats, but we must never be defeated.” Thank you for illuminating our world. RIP. Your light shines on. — Cory Booker (May 28, 2014 Today the world lost one of it’s greatest gifts ...
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.
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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.
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?
Trying to convince my sister Toni Morrison could take Maya Angelou in a fight.
Just read a review of a Toni Morrison novel in which the reviewer referred to her as "the poor woman's Maya Angelou."--Wait a minute, I thought Maya Angelou was "the poor woman's Maya Angelou."
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.
You did?! *utter envy* Maya Angelou recites so powerfully, like music. But I love Toni Morrison's writings more, tbh
Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and Alice Walker are such admirable women 😍
Janet shares how Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and other women of color writers inspired her to write...
In response to a post about how reading the bible in school somehow would make children grow up right and not end up in jail... I was raised with Native American spirituality and an agnostic point of view. My children are being raised with all belief systems based on Love. Am I gonna end up in jail? Am I a bad person? Are my kids gonna end up in jail? Are my children bad people? NO. (Can I also add that we wouldn't have this issue with overcrowded jails in our country if the drug war was never initiated 30 years ago and caused an 800% increase in inmates, mostly minorities. But I digress...) We are born loving, it is our environment which teaches us who to be, not a book. Yes books can teach you. I learned most of my "lessons" from Chief Sealth, Chief Joseph, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Eckhart Tolle, Buddha, Kahlil Gibran, Melchizedek, Erich von Daniken, the Popol Vuh, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Scriptures. Guess I should have read the St James bible more s . ...
The first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature was a) Maya Angelou b) Oprah Winfrey c) Gwendolyn Brooks d) Toni Morrison
The good thing of going to DC Public Schools is that we had Black History YEAR. My father would say, "Don't you know a writer other than Langston Hughes?" I said, "Of course . Maya Angelou, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, W.E.B. duBois, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass did a lot of writings. Maybe even George Washington Carver, the guy who invented the peanut."
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More brilliance on the website - the friendship between Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou:
Notice! Here are d list of txts 4 Litt319,AFRICAN-American Literature: Dreams From my Father by Barrack Obama. Sula by Toni Morrison. A Song Flung unto Heaven by Maya Angelou. Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington. Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by Weldon Johnson
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...
I feel like I'm the only person who recites Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison poetry at random. I've been doing it since I was 13.
I was tagged by Jackie Uhrmacher. Rules are as follows: List 10 books that have touched you in some way. Don't think about it too long. Tag 10 people plus the original tagger so they can see your list. 1) McGuffey's Reader~ My dad taught me to read with these books when I was 3/4. They're the same books my great grandmother learned to read with and the books Laura Ingalls carried on Little House on the Prairie, because they were pretty much the only books used to teach reading in those days. They started my journey and love of reading. 2) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou~ In the 6th grade I was in an advanced experimental English class and our textbook had an excerpt from this book. It so moved me that I asked my mom to buy it for me. I then voraciously read all her books. I developed a love of black literature and history that continues to this day. On a side note, never was another piece of black literature introduced into any curriculum during the rest of my education, even in college. . ...
Okay the Book List game: 1. Anything by Toni Morrison (I've probably read them all) 2. Anything by Maya Angelou (Read them all too) 3. Anythin by John Grisham (Yes I've read them all but I think his first one, A Time To Kill is my favorite) 4. Anything by Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart is my favorite 5. Harrier Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 6. Anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of the Yellow Sun is my favorite 7. Alex Haley - Roots (Read that a few times) 8. Francine Pascal - Sweet Valley High series (Oooo my gosh there were like 200 books in the series and I think I read them all) 9. The Archie Comic books, ooo ogeeze loved those. 10. The Bible and The Lotus Sutra Ten why just only ten, ugh I didn't list the geeky sci-fi stuff (I loved this one about children with telepathic powers, can't think of the name right now) the history stuff (Carter G Woodson, Frederick Douglass), the hot and bothered romance stuff (Eric Jerome Dickey, Harlequin Romance series), ooo Sister Souljah, . ...
Holiday Event on 12/22 at Marcus Books! Additional info here . I also wanted to give you some info for bookstore that's been a pillar to the community for 53 years, Marcus Books. TO ALL WHO SUPPORT UJAMAA ! Book event speakers have included Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison, Terry McMillan, Amiri Baraka, Iyanla Vanzant, Rosa Parks, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Malcolm X, and Barbara Lee among others. We've been in an effort to keep it open due to several neighborhood circumstances. This is the country's longest running Black-owned bookstore. We reached a settlement and we, the community, are one step away from solidifying the victory to SAVE MARCUS BOOKS. Marcus Books Community Investment Effort The story of this fight for Marcus Books/Jimbo’s Bop City is not lost: from direct action to literary events, the efforts of a dedicated community has taken the store from last Spring’s foreclosure sale of the property and threat of potential closure and eviction, to being granted by City of San Fra ...
Ashley,as you requested, here are 10 books that left me in awe the first time that I read them: Egalias daughters- Gerd Bratenberg (because while I love men I am very pro-women) Of mice and men-John Steinbeck (the first story to pull at my heart strings. I've seen John Steinbeck's memorial in Salinas, CA!) The alchemist- Paulo Coelho (I picked this up during a layover and couldn't put it down. This book has the answer to your purpose in life) Beloved- Toni Morrison (freaking crazy weird and emotional and fantastic as is everything by Toni Morrison) I know why the caged bird sings- Maya Angelou (I was Maya Angelou for a school project. She has an incredible life story. I had the honor of seeing her speak in person) Are you there god? It's me, Margaret- Judy Blume (hilarious. Every tween should read this. I could relate so well) Number the stars- Lois Lowry (I take one of my statements back. This was the first book to pull at my heart strings. It still does) The last vampire- Christopher Pike (found this on ...
Toni Morrison: "Dr. Maya Angelou, you improve our world by drawing from us, forcing from us, our better selves."
the story of Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, the little girl in the Bronx, Detroit, Chicago, etc...
that's y eye appreciated authors like Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison & Alice Walker growing up
National (as in US) book awards: congrats winners! Maya Angelou & Toni Morrison on a stage together - WOW!
Living Legends! Toni Morrison honored Maya Angelou with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the National Book Awards.
I miss the days when life was filled with Spike Lee films and overalls with the one strap unbuttoned and LA Gear sneakers with the little pump on the top and the flashing lights on the bottom and the waiting (dollar in hand) for the elotes Lady to come down the street with her shopping cart. I miss the dancing with Mommy, barefoot on the front lawn, to Beres Hammond, Smokey Robinson, Celia Cruz, The Temptations and Pattie Labelle. I miss riding handle bars and double dutch and popping bubble gum bubbles on our noses and sitting/crying between Mommy's knees while she did her best to tame this hair of mine and beads on the ends of my braids. I also miss hole in the wall Fish and Chicken joints and Erykah Badu in the summertime and Rollie Pollie bugs and pet Praying Mantises. I miss Hide and Seek at block parties and laying my head in Mommy's lap while she read Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Nikki Giovanni and Toni Morrison to me. I miss laughing so hard at Richard Pryor and Moms Mabley when I was too young to und ...
I'm reading the novel "12 Years a Slave" and wonder why we didn't read books like this in school. Much more informative than any other novel I had to read. I'm thankful to have had my own reading list after school. Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Edwidge Dandikat.
“The human heart tells us that we are more alike than we are unalike.” ~Maya Angelou (Letter to My Daughter) “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” ~Toni Morrison “People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” ~Andy Warhol “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” ~Vincent van Gogh “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller “We weren’t meant to be somebody–we were meant to know Somebody.” ~John Piper “Love extravagantly.” ~1 Cor. 13:13 “Remember, you are special because I made you. And I don’t make mistakes.” ~Max Lucado “Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it- because it does.” ~ 1 Cor. 14:1, The Message “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ~ Donald Mil ...
James Baldwin, I thank you. Toni Morrison, I thank you. Alvin Ailey, I thank you. Lorraine Hansberry, I thank you. Audre Lorde, I thank you. August Wilson, I thank you. Zora Neale Hurston, I thank you. Maya Angelou, I thank you.
My favorite author, I suppose... would have to be Saadi, a Persian "poet". The term poet is somewhat anachronistic, since he lived trillions of years before Poe. I just don't know what we called poets before Poe, since we know that Poe didn't invent Poetry in as much as Jesus didn't invent time. Then, when she's not writing about dark topics like vomit and incest, I like to analyze the perfect structure of Toni Morrison's sentences. She writes MDW NTR, meaning that she must spend a painful amount of time crafting each paragraph. I love Maya Angelou.. genius... and then... let's see... Salman Rushdie bores me because he doesn't believe in Allah.. and where's all the real content these days... (if you can evade the Jihadists, I mean)... I read the oft-vilified Naipul and found his writing .. strangely interesting... I may not be able to read another novel of his.. but I may. I loved Elechi Amadi's "The Great Ponds" and obviously Enahoro's "How to be a Nigerian." They don't make 'em like that anymore. ...
In Conversation: Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou on Sisterhood, and Their Friendship with Toni Morrison “It is sheer good fortune to miss somebody long before they leave you.” Toni Morrison, who celebrates her 82nd birthday (Feb 18), wrote that immortal phrase 40 years ago about her sons Ford and Slade as part of the dedication of her acclaimed second novelSula. The same words came back eight novels, a Pulitzer Prize, a Nobel Prize and a Presidential Medal of Freedom later to wrap their arms around her in loving celebration of the legacy she’s since built. That was exactly the purpose of “Sheer Good Fortune,” a two-day commemoration of Morrison’s body of work that took place at Virginia Tech. The event was created by her longtime friends and fellow literary powerhouses Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou’s desire to “throw a lot of love around Toni” following the December 2010 death of her son Slade, who co-authored children’s books with her. The historic gathering was a Who’s Who of the ...
Thanks for the RT! You rock! This bookstore has had Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler speak there... all the best!
Thanks for RT! They've had Ali there, Cosby, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou... all of the greatest. Pushing hard to keep it open.
What happened to Oprah day? Toni Morrison day? Maya Angelou day? Nikki Giovanni day? Naw... that woulda made too much sense...
BOOK CLUB IDEA: Today I ran across a list of 50 books that have been banned at one time or another in various parts of our country, for various reasons. They are in three categories; too sexual, irreligious and too political. I would like to form a book club to read, enjoy and discuss the books. Anyone interested just let me know and I'll organize. Here's the list: Too Much Sex 1. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, 1856 2. Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy, 1891 3. Ulysses, James Joyce, 1922 4. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway, 1926 5. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Law­-rence, 1928 6. Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller, 1934 7. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955 8. Peyton Place, Grace Metalious, 1956 9. Rabbit, Run, John Updike, 1960 10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, 1969 11. Jaws, Peter Benchley, 1974 12. Forever, Judy Blume, 1975 13. The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy, 1986 14. Beloved, Toni Morrison, 1987 15. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez, 1991 Irreligious 1 ...
women like Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, & Alice Walker are so inspiring
Oh and I will attempt to read atleast 3 more Toni Morrison books...and finish Maya Angelou's biographical series.
...and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Colin Powell, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and the President of the United States.
On Toni Morrison's 82nd birthday, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni celebrate their 40-year friendship with her and share their thoughts on the state of Black women.
Nikki Giovanni & Maya Angelou on Sisterhood, &Their Friendship with Toni Morrison |
FRIDAY'S PICK: “LIFT EVERY VOICE” AT THE Clayton Center   “Lift Every Voice” is the latest touring production by The WordPlayers, a Christian performance troupe based in Knoxville, and at 8 p.m. Friday, it’ll stop by the Haslam Family Flex Theatre at the Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway on the Maryville College campus, for a performance. It’s a one-act presentation in drama, song and dance that tells the story and the influence of the Harlem Renaissance, which took place from 1919 to 1929, and highlights important cultural, artistic and political figures and events focusing on the contributions of several key figures in the movement, including W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Louis Armstrong and Zora Neale Hurston. According to the group’s website, “It also puts into context the incredible influence of the Harlem Renaissance on people such as Elvis Presley, Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” It’s part of The WordPlaye ...
In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to check out this photo gallery that offers a selection of clips featuring female African-American trailblazers like Dorothy Height, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Carmen de Lavallade, Odetta and Coretta Scott King.
I'm just wondering but when people post Black History facts and what not.. Why do they post the mainstream facts.. The facts that are posted every year about the same people. Everyone know who Martin Luther King Jr is and what he did, but what about Bayard Rustin and his role in the struggle. Everyone knows Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglas and Madam CJ Walkers story, but who knows the story of Alfred L. Cralle, Huey P. Newton, John Hope, or Otis Boykin,?? We've read and focused on the authors like Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin and Maya Angelou, but what about Sterling A. Brown, Charles W. Chesnutt, Joseph S. Cotter Sr. or even Paul L. Dunbar. Lets note that there are more achievers than those publicized by mainstream media and elementary school books.
Today is your last chance to give! Saturday was Joanne Gabbin's birthday! She has served as the founder and director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center for over 13 years. During her time at the center she has organized several conferences and summits, countless readings and major programs honoring African American writers such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Rita Dove, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton, Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and many others. Her dedication to the center and the community is absolute. Dr. Gabbin is truly an excellent teacher, director, scholar, and mentor; she is a Furious Flower. The best gift you could give Joanne Gabbin for her birthday is a contribution to the center. Your donation will help Furious Flower continue to prosper. It will help fund programs in local schools and the 2014 poetry conference! You can give $22 for Joanne Gabbin’s birthday 2-2-2013, you can give $14 for 14 years of dedication to the center, or you can give what you can, $220 or $1. IT AL ...
So in English class, I teach the works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X (with Alex Haley), Dr. King, and Maya Angelou. We briefly touch on Toni Morrison and Zora Neale Hurston. We analyze and discuss the social and historical impacts of the musical works of B.B. King, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong. We discuss the impacts (and potential stereotypes) of famous members of "modern" contemporary visual media such as Wesley Snipes, Omar Epps, Tyler Perry, Bill Cosby, Katt Williams (cleaned up, of course), and Chris Rock. History and government classes discuss in detail the impacts of Rev. Jackson, Dr. King, President Obama, Colin Powell, Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Malcolm X, and Justice Clarence Thomas. History and science classes discuss the works and impacts of Benjamin Banneker, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, George Washington Carver, and Benjamin Bradley. And nearly all classes touch repeatedly on slavery, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement in some way. And this is the absolute minimum t ...
Going to keep suggesting Black lady authors for improv scenes until Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker are all in a zoo together.
via A Mighty Girl: A Mighty Girl Pick of the Day: Famous African-American Women Coloring Book. While many coloring books feature popular characters from movies and television, this historically-based option gives children a way to combine their love of coloring with learning about remarkable African-American women such as Coretta Scott King, Toni Morrison, Mae Jemison, Maya Angelou, and many more. Each illustration in this carefully-rendered coloring book includes a biographical caption, which may just spark enough curiosity for your Mighty Girl to want to find out more about the woman pictured! To learn more about this coloring book, recommended for children ages 4-12, visit To browse our diverse collection of girl-empowering Coloring Books, visit To view A Mighty Girl’s Drawing & Painting section, visit To browse our collection of books about famous African-American girls and women, visit
This Black History Month lets teach the children some Black History instead of how to TWERK so that they can take pride in their culture!!! Parents you lost?? Here Ill help you out... for each day of the month pick a person & just talk to your child about their contributions or what role they played in making Black History...still need some help? Come on there are so many you can talk about & just to name a few starting with our President Barack Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Langston Hughes, Grace Bumbry, Derek Walcott, Henry Tanner, General Colin Powell, Sidney Poitier, Toni Morrison, Les McCan, B.B King, Quincy Jones, Billy Holiday, William Edward Du Dois, Anthony Davis, Willie Lewis Brown Jr, James Booker, Marian Anderson, Maya Angelou, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Rosa Parks, Joe Louis, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, George Washington Carver, Madam CJ Walker & the list goes instead of the litte girls growing up saying they wanna be like Nicki Minaj they might start thinking more of bein ...
It can’t simply be said that Cissy is a product of her time because it isn’t as if no *** people existed at this time; they did. Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison are both around Cissy Houston’s age and are also religious women. However, they are not homophobic like Cissy Houston. Both Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou maintained close relationships with James Baldwin, a Black *** man. Cissy Houston, herself, often sang backup for Luther Vandross, another Black *** man. I think excusing homophobia as a generational thing is a cop out. Cissy Houston is homophobic because she chooses to be homophobic. I think we do a disservice to our elderly by suggesting that old age is somehow synonymous with homophobia. It is not. Homophobia is, and has always been, a choice.
Maybe Sonia Sanchez or Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni...I need something 2 clean out the cobwebs that being a graduate creates
lets be realistic .. because towson totally has the money to book someone like Toni Morrison or Maya Angelou right lol
how about Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou. J. California Cooper. What an egotistical ***
Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Amiri Baraka mourn the death of their dear friend James Baldwin.
Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, the US Ambassador to France, and Amiri Baraka at the funeral for James Baldwin.
Hi everyone, thanks for everyone who came out to the Informal Performance last night! Here are the names of the pieces for those of you who may have needed to write about the show (sorry I didn't know how to upload the actual program) CofC Dance Alliance “Informal Showing” November 29, 2012 Still I Rise “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, read by Toni Morrison Choreographed by Arianna Megaro The Distance “To Build a Home” by A Cinematic Orchestra Choreographed by Arianna Megaro and Alexis Patsalos Lead Me “Slow me Down” by Emma Rossum Choreographed by Diana Burge Mana an excerpt from Vertigo Dance Company Music By Ran Bango Special Presentation Choreographed by Tremaine Rapp and Rashida Beach
"I'm going to fly up in the sky and give the moon to you. I'll move all the clouds away." Somethin' out of a Toni Morrison or Maya Angelou book? Nope: "I'm Super Paige!"
"You're my mother's favorite author!" I get that a lot. It's high praise indeed. Who is YOUR mom's fave? My mom adores Maeve Binchy and Adriana Trigiani, Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou.
Wordless Wednesday w/ Linky: Toni Morrison at the interview session at the Sheer Good Fortune event Maya Angelou at
Maya Angelou, , Nikki Giovanni, Edwidge Danticat, and yours truly all paying tribute to Toni Morrison
I got to witness Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Indie Arie, Sonya Sonchez, Nikki Giovanni, a message from Michelle Obama and more last night. I never respected women as much as I respect them now! The energy was amazing! For the queens out there…if you don’t know some of these names, remember, to educate your child, you must be educated!
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This is a fabulous week!! An AMAZING event last night in honor of Toni Morrison with Maya Angelou, India Arie, Nikki Giovanni, etc., my hubby's birthday tomorrow, and heading to Martinsville for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 this weekend! I'm not sure this week could get any better!!
I just had one of those days and evenings that we all DESERVE once in awhile (and probably more often than that!). What a fine time in Blacksburg -- dinner on Main Street (where it was warm enough to sit at an outside table), a walk across VaTech's campus -- and a mouth-dropping, awe-inspiring evening of seeing and hearing the likes of Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, violinist Akemi Takayama, singer India Arie - and about 20 other 'famous' folks -- all reading and celebrating Toni Morrison. Her profound gratitude and awe of the program, as well as her words at the end, had tears running down my face. And thank YOU, my fine pal, Lloyd K. Blevins, for one of those evenings that will forever be in the precious side of the memory bank!
Just got off stage with Toni Morrison, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez, India Arie and many amazing pets and authors! An amazing evening and Margarita joined me onstage afterwards for photo ops. Pictures are coming. What an amazing evening!!
What an incredible, powerful event tonight. No. NOT the debate. Just came from the Toni Morrison tribute put together by Nikki Giovanni at VT. A stage full of talent - Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Rita Dove, Toi Derricotte, Mari Evans, Jericho Brown, India Arie, Sonia Sanchez, and on and on. QueenTakiyah Nur Amin, you shoulda been there. Many of your spiritual predecessors on stage together. Unbelievable and uplifting.
Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison were phenomenal. Cross that off my bucket list, one of the best things I've ever seen.
Just had an out of body experience Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez, India Irie, Toni Morrison, and many other powerhouses! Need I say more!
I am so excited for tonight.. A truly incredible event with Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Joanne Gabbin. So many incredible women.
About to see Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison at VT. So excited. :D
Heading to Virginia Tech to be with Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. And 4,000 others who know this will be a historic event.
Dalai Lama on Thursday, Ralph Stanley on Sunday, today it's Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni at Virginia Tech. Pretty amazing week!
Who has two thumbs and gets to see Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni and more tonight?
I guess I've studied all I can study- wish me luck on this horrible midterm :/ bbbuut if I make it out alive I get to see see Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, & Nikki Giovanni speak tonight at Burruss Hall !!
So what if Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, and IndiaArie are all speaking tonight, together at Virginia Tech. I bet this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pales in comparison to the course in which I'll be sitting. I mean, whatever.
Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou tomorrow...crossing my fingers because India Arie supposed to show her face!!!
Tie? jacket? sweater? Rooster bow tie? Geesh, what do you wear to dinner with Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Nikki Giovanni?
Tonight I have dinner with Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and India Arie. What questions should I ask them?
I needed a vacation so I hide inside my mind wondering what a beautiful place to be seeing and understanding what a mind show really be… As I explored my mind I found books by James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou just to name a few. No wait, there more in this mind of mine “The Bible”, “The Art of War,” “Color Purple,” “I am nobody’s boy.” I was on an emotional wave shocked at my own mental capacity; I know that everyone in this world has a choice to be educated and free. I always want to write, so much that every time I put out a new book I cry. No is not crazy its call passion when you want something so bad you feel like you dying inside. See, this isn’t about money for me writing is rooted deep within the fragment of my mind. I just want to see the world change one book at time. Glad I took the time to take this small vacation sometime we all next to relax. So the next you free and want to get away. Explore your mind you m ...
The Rejuvenator and I are headed to Blacksburg to celebrate with Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, and an impressive cast of poets and performers. I open "Master Harold and the Boys" this Friday.
I Just ordered online - two free tickets to the Toni Morrison tribute at Va Tech, hosted by Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni and Rita Dove...and they were going fast. October 16 is the date. What a group! 2 seconds ago · Like
Just saw "Beasts Of The Southern Wild." Imagine if Henry Darger and William Faulkner had colluded, bought drugs from Carl Hiaasen ,thrown Maurice Sendack under a bus, and hijacked the writing of Where the Wild Things Are. It was like that. Only beautiful and frightening and maybe Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou can pay for my therapy.
*** Gregory, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Judge Judy...I don't have 20, only 5!
try I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou,beloved by Toni Morrison,to kill a mocking bird Harper Lee,
Before one of my friends leaves. I have to say that from time to time I am thankful that we were in eachothers lives for the time we shared. I she would drag me to Uphams Corner library from the time we were allowed to make the trip alone. Through that I learned of Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. But still chose Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Countee Cullen and the like. And we wwere yet in early elementary school. For the times we would go to to Humphreys Place and put on plays being actors writers and directors. For the times we agreed to disagree I will forever thank God for. For they shaped my life and the person who I am coming to be.
Friends, Listening to Ray Charles as am looking at my book shelf and music section and see all of Richard Wright, Langston Hugh, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Alice Calter and all those other African American musicians, writers and actors make me want to read and listen to them all at the same time! Ooh no it is impossible! Or is is it possible? May you please give me trick!? Friends, You Remember African American Brothers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania? One of them used to live in Mbowe Hotel and others in Kimara and Arusha? I remember the oldman on his black Chou En Lai suit sitting quitely by Tanganyika Swimming Club (Feri)! Oooh, now I even remember Uhuru who could dance like nobody elses' business! Somebody told me he met him in in Port Sudan crossing borders to Europe. Uhuru was a GODmade piece of af art! If Mbowe Hotel comes to your mind your mind will not see Ray Abdul ( Who knows his really name?). Mzee Max, DJ Gerald ( last time I saw him he asked me for a pair scater ...
My good friend, the late scholar and author Derrick Bell invited me to a dinner party several years ago in which a group of black literati insisted that icons like Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou would be dying off sooner than readers would like. Derrick asked, “Who will we read once Toni, Maya and ...
So I was just asked by Nikki Giovanni to produce an event this fall at Virginia Tech entitled "Sheer Good Fortune" featuring Nikki, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and First Lady Michelle Obama. I said "yes"!
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.
you have read anything by Staceyann Chin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Sonia Sanchez or Nicki Giovani.
Which of these great African-American writers would make the best calf tattoo for me? Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, or Audre Lorde?
What'll happen to literature if Toni Morrison or Maya Angelou or Nikki Giovanni or Sonia Sanchez or Ntozake Shange dies?
Anybody already have a paper on Maya Angelou or Toni Morrison??? You would be my best friend...
wish i had someone like Maya Angelou or Toni Morrison to help me write my papers...
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