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Portraits of Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, though not a native of North Carolina, found a profound connection to the state, particularly in Winston-Salem, where she resided and made significant contributions. As a celebrated figure at Wake Forest University, she left an indelible mark as an educator and influencer. Angelou’s multifaceted career encompassed roles as a civil rights activist, actress, and renowned author, earning recognition including Grammy nominations, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her legacy continues to resonate, shaping both North Carolina and the broader landscape of the United States.

Praising Maya Angelou for Women’s History Month  was originally published on