Maya Angelou was a Poet, dancer, singer, activist, and scholar, Maya Angelou is a world-famous author. She is best known for her unique and pioneering autobiographical writing style. On April 4, 1928, Marguerite Annie Johnson, known to the world as Maya Angelou, was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
1943: Maya gives birth to her only son, Guy Johnson
"The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time. My mother was in "The Blacks" in 1960, and in that cast were Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones, Godfrey Cambridge, Roscoe Lee Brown, Lou Gossett Jr., and there were so many more I can't even remember. In terms of musicians, Billie Holiday, Clifford Brown, Eric Dolphy, et cetera. And on the political side she headed Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, so of course I met Martin Luther King. Muhammad Ali met Malcolm X for the time at my mother's house. So I would say I had the great fortune of living with one of the most inspiring creative people, and she was my mother.” — Guy Johnson
1944: Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Female Streetcar Conductor
Maya Angelou tours with the opera Porgy and Bess
1962: Maya moves to Ghana
Maya Angelou Publishes I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou receives Pulitzer Prize Nomination
Maya Angelou recites On the Pulse of Morning at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton
Maya Angelou Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
Maya Angelou Dies
This gorgeous, limited edition, 16oz. ceramic cup with gold and pearl tones, commemorates the life that Maya lived. Her smile is contagious and her legacy will continue to live on as you sip your favorite beverage every morning. Recite your daily affirmations and reset your mind with your delightful limited edition Maya Angela Cup.
** Wood garlands and prop decor is not included with purchase **