Washington Area Women's Foundation

Women's History Month Q&A – March 5, 2013

Maya_AngelouQ: What woman said “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength”?

A: Dr. Maya Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.  A young, single mother, Dr. Angelou held a variety of jobs before her passion for the arts led her to dance, record an album and then write her first novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which was published in 1970.

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