Discuss the impact of Maya Angelou on American society.
Maya Angelou became a celebrated and influential narrative voice of American civil rights literature. She was one of the first African American women whose personally-focused writing was popularized. In the context of the 1960s, Angelou was an important figure associated with the Black Power movement. Angelou's civil rights activism included personal friendships with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., whose assassination partially inspired her to write her most famous, award-winning memoir, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
Throughout her prolific career, Angelou wrote seven autobiographies, plays, and personal essays, while also writing and acting for film and television. Maya Angelou's powerful voice has...
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