Many people know about Maya Angelou. These people know her as a poet, but she is also an influential speaker as well as a writer. Maya Angelou is one of the most influential African American women of all time. She is most known for her books and poems, for example, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and also Gather Together in My Name. Although Maya Angelou is most famous for these, she has one significant accomplishment that many people would not know about. In 1972, she was the first African American woman to compose a screenplay and have it filmed. The name of the film was Georgia, Georgia. All that she has written has influenced the people that she has encountered in her life. Her writings touched African American women more than any other group of people in society. What Angelou publishes gives these women and others encouragement and a form of confirmation that they can become whatever they put their minds to be in life. Some celebrities we see today have gotten to where they are and obtain certain accomplishments due to Maya Angelou and her work. She is considered a great writer, poet, and individual because many themes are portrayed in her work, she has broken many racial boundaries, and she has overcome so much adversity through the course of her life.
Still around today, Maya Angelou is one of the most dominant voices and writers of our time. She was born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. As a child, most of her time was spent with her brother, Bailey Johnson, and they were raised by their paternal grandmother, Momma, in Stamps, Arkansas. Her brother was the giver of her name “Maya”. At first he called her “My” due to his shortening for “My sister”, then her nickname got to be “Maya” because he happened to be reading a book about Maya Indians, and it stuck with her from then on. Living in the south, Maya Angelou faced all the brutality and racial prejudice that occurred there. Being wit...
In 2013, at the age of 85, Angelou published the seventh autobiography in her series, titled Mom & Me & Mom , that focuses on her relationship with her mother. 
Angelou spent much of the 1960s abroad, living first in Egypt and then in Ghana, working as an editor and a freelance writer. Angelou also held a position at the University of Ghana for a time. In Ghana she also joined a community of "Revolutionist Returnees” exploring pan-Africanism and became close with human rights activist and black nationalist leader Malcolm X. In 1964, on returning to the ., she helped him set up the Organization of Afro-American Unity, which disbanded after Malcolm X’s assassination the following year.
Today, Liberty State Park continues to serve a vital role in the New York Harbor area. As the railroads and industry declined, the land was abandoned and became a desolate dump site. With the development of Liberty State Park came a renaissance of the waterfront. Land with decaying buildings, overgrown tracks and piles of debris was transformed into a modern urban state park. The park was formerly opened on Flag Day, June 14, 1976, as New Jersey's bicentennial gift to the nation. Most of this 1,122 acre park is open space with approximately 300 acres developed for public recreation.