by Maya Angelou
This is a good starting place to learn more about the poet.
According to this website, Maya Angelou is a "Global Renaissance Woman." That means she's good at everything, and who are we to disagree? You'll find everything you need to know about her works and current projects here.
Another bio, with great links to Angelou's poems.
Angelou's social message has always been central to her literary projects. Learn more about both here.
OK, so it's not "Africa," but here's a clip of Angelou reading one of her most famous poems.
Denzel Washington and Oprah – what more could you want?
In case you were wondering about Angelou's current cultural cachet, check this site out.
Movies & TV
Angelou is a very politically engaged writer. Here she appears on a PBS series about famous African Americans.
C'mon, you know it had to happen!
Who doesn't love Sesame Street?
We're not even kidding. Check this out.