Maya Angelou

b. 1928, St. Louis, MO, USA  | d. 2014, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was a world renowned poet, novelist, essayist, and humanitarian. She also directed the 1998 family drama Down in the Delta, starring Alfre Woodard as a woman in Chicago struggling with addiction who is sent to live with her relatives in Mississippi to piece her life back together.

 
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Down in the Delta (1998)

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