Angelou to Speak at Missouri

7 years 3 months 3 days ago Thursday, April 14 2011 Apr 14, 2011 Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:26:00 AM CDT April 14, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

COLUMBIA(AP) - St. Louis native and acclaimed poet Maya Angelou will speak at the University of Missouri on Thursday night. The 83-year-old author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" was raised in St. Louis and Arkansas before embarking on a 60-year career as a poet, novelist, actress, filmmaker and civil rights activist.

She now teaches at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

Angelou is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jesse Auditorium on the Columbia campus.

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