NYSUT celebrates Black History Month in February with a poster highlighting the life and career of Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014), an author, poet, dancer, actress and singer.
Angelou received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. She recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" in 1993 at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet in more than 30 years to have the honor.
Born Marguerite Annie Johnson, she published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry and was credited with plays, movies and television shows spanning over 50 years. Angelou is best known for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," the first of her seven autobiographies.
The poster is free. You can download printable posters at www.nysut.org/posters or order via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference Project No. 514C_15; include your name and mailing address.