Voice for Equality: Maya Angelou

Hailed as one of the strongest voices in contemporary literature, Maya Angelou has penned countless novels, poems, and plays. Her most famous work, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, chronicles Angelou’s early life and spent two years on the New York Times bestseller’s list. Throughout her illustrious career, Angelou has not hesitated to speak out for civil rights, from the 1960s to the present day.

As the state of New York debated whether or not to grant gay couples the right to marry in June, 2009, Angelou lifted her voice in support of civil rights once more:

“To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the law says, ‘I forbid you from loving this person’?”

Thanks Chaya for this great nomination!

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