With her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou became the first African American woman write a non-fiction bestselling literary work. Throughout her career, Angelou has inspired countless other artists and performers with her powerful voice and effortless ability to tell stories with her poetry. She will, no doubt, be seen as a pioneer for countless other voices of color for years to come. She truly is a phenomenal woman.
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." – Maya Angelou