The heart of a woman

Title The heart of a woman
Author Maya Angelou
Publication Bantam
Size 324p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 0553380095
Topics Memoirs
Biography--Literature--United States
Biography--Peace, civil & human rights activists
Angelou, Maya (1928-2014)
Notes Angelou has a happy knack of attracting the best and the brightest into her orbit, and The Heart of a Woman offers a veritable cornucopia of black luminaries in its pages. Singer Billie Holiday, writers John Ellins and Paule Marshall, jazz musicians Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, and actors Godfrey Cambridge and James Earl Jones--Maya meets and learns from them all. Political activism soon follows as Ms. Angelou first organizes a theatrical benefit for the Reverend Martin Luther King and then becomes the director of the New York Southern Christian Leadership Conference office. Her involvement in the civil rights movement eventually brings her into contact with African freedom fighters Oliver Tambo and the charming Vusumzi Make, whom she marries and follows to Africa.
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