- Published: Friday, 05 December 2014 08:28
- Written by Submitted by Elaine Burns
Maya Angelou, the often published speaker of the American Black voice, died earlier this year. Her tributes were many and well deserved. To understand her impact it is essential that readers understand the time in which she wrote. To have been published, had plays produced, performed, and to have spoken at many memorable moments would be an accomplishment for any person today. However, to have accomplished this in the Forties and Fifties as a black woman is mind-boggling.