Maya AngelouWorld renowned poet and author Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson in 1928, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She is best known for her book, I know why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) and poems such as And Still I Rise and Phenomenal Woman.

In addition to her literary works. She was an actor, writer, director and producer of plays, movies, public television programs and was a cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess.

We will miss you Maya. Thank you for being a public example of strength and grace for Black women.