A twentieth-century African-American writer, whose best-known work is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical account of growing up as a black girl in the rural South. Angelou read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton's 1993 inaugural ceremony.
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The day we shot that scene, it was her first day on set and Maya Angelou had died that morning.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ancient Maya believed that the underworld of caves was home to gods that controlled rainfall and harvest bounties.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sherry is a wine of many styles and narratives, and Angelou appreciated challenge.
Closing his interview with Angelou, Plimpton wondered how sherry influenced her rituals after finishing a project.
On death row in Sudan last week, Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a girl, whom she named Maya.Obama Adds Insult to Injury for Sharia-Condemned Young Mother in Sudan|Nina Shea|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It certainly seems clear that he took the son of Maya, rather than the child of Mary, as his exemplar.
It reminds us that the followers of Maya's son and Mary's alike lapsed into paganism, and almost by the same stages.
The Votanic institutions can only be known by the traces they may be supposed to have left in those of the later Maya nations.
Much of our knowledge respecting the original Maya empire is drawn from the traditions of a rival power.
There is no reason to suppose it in any way connected with Maya.The Maya Chronicles|Various