Maya Angelou

In 1978, which American poet wrote, "You may write me down in history, With your bitter twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt, But still, like dust, I'll rise."

  • A. Emily Dickinson
  • B. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • C. Maya Angelou
  • D. Oscar Wilde

50% of players knew the correct answer: C., Maya Angelou

Born with the name Marguerite Annie Johnson, Maya Angelou was an American writer, singer, and civil rights activist. She's best known for her series of autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings from 1969, which brought her international recognition.


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Question of the Day: Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is perhaps best known worldwide for her series of autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings from 1969, but her poems can be quite powerful. In this Flashcast, Tamika and Murray discuss the meaning and inspiration behind Angelou's words.

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