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The Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness

The most influential woman of our time speaks out

Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou and Novant Health unveil the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness. — Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage/Getty Images

Some may remember her for her dramatic roles in film and theater. We now know her for her poem On the Pulse of the Morning, which she delivered at the inauguration of President Clinton, and her masterpiece of literature, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Always evolving toward her ultimate art form, Maya Angelou now most profoundly influences the world with her writing. Yet, throughout her career, she was always involved in civil rights. Angelou became friends with a young Malcolm X and worked for Dr. Martin Luther King. Even James Baldwin influenced her to turn to writing as a career. … Back to Article

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