Angelou, Maya (1928 – 2014)
African-0-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer.
Book – On the Pulse of Morning – the inaugural poem recited at the inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton. Random House, 1993. Near fine. We have included an authentic signature of Angelou inside the book. Similar copies signed on the title page have sold for much more.
Angelou published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.