Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, a nationally renowned poet, educator, historian and author, is one of the great voices of contemporary literature. In addition, she is an accomplished actress, playwright, producer, and director. Dr. Angelou received an emmy nomination for best supporting actress in the television series Roots and received the coveted Golden Eagle Award for the PBS documentary "Afro-American in the Arts." However, she is perhaps best known for the public for her autobiographies and books of poetry.

Maya Angelou has authored more than 10 best selling books and numerous articles in publications such as Life, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and The New York Times. She has received a wide variety of honors an awards including a Pulitizer Prize nomination for poetry, the Horatio Alger Award and 30 honorary Doctorate degrees from schools such as Smith College and Lawrence University. Today, she continues to lecture throughout the country and abroad, sharing the black experience and educating her audience on the human condition.

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Third Annual James R. Thompson Leadership Lecture

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