(1/94) Children's book: "My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me". Clarkson Potter Publishing, New York.
(1960s) Northern Coordinator for Martin Luther King
's Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC).
Was an associate editor of an English language newspaper in Cairo, Egypt.
(1963-65) Administrator at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana.
(1964) Stage: Appeared in Jean Genet
's play "The Blacks" in Geneva, Switzerland (revival).
(????) Wrote songs for B.B. King
(1972) Release of Georgia, Georgia
(1972), original screenplay by Maya, the first original screenplay by a black woman to be produced. Produced and released by Diotima Films and Jorkel Productions of Stockholm, Sweden.
(1999) TV commercial
: Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
(2/2/2007) Wrote a Washington Post newspaper article in appreciation of Molly Ivins
, two days after Ivins' death (Vol. 130, issue 59, pages C1+C5), entitled "Molly Ivins Shook the Walls With Her Clarion Call."
(2013) TV commercial
: "Doing Right. It's Just Good Business." for Union Bank of California.
(1982-2014) Professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, holder of the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies.
(1962-65) Features Editor for The African Review in Accra, Ghana.
(1962-65) Freelance writer for the Ghanaian Times in Accra, Ghana.
(1964-65) Writer and broadcaster for Radio Ghana in Accra, Ghana.
(1965) Co-founder, with Malcolm X
, of the Organization of Afro-American Unity in New York City.
(1974) Publication of the second of her seven published autobiographies, "Gather Together in My Name," recalling her life from age 17 to 21, by Random House Publishing (hardback and paperback), New York City, New York, USA (ISBN 978-0394486927).
(1975) Poetry book: "Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well". Random House Publishing (hardback and paperback), New York.
(1957) Album: "Miss Calypso" (Liberty Records). NOTE: Remastered and reissued on CD in 1996.
(1954-55) Stage: Toured Europe with an American production of "Porgy & Bess."
(1968) Wrote, produced, and narrated "Blacks, Blues, Black!", a ten episode documentary series about the connection between African-American's black African heritage and black influenced blues music, including what Angelou called the "Africanisms still current in the United States." for National Educational Television, the predecessor of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
(1976) Publication of the third of her seven published autobiographies, "Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas," recalling her life from age 22 to 28, by Random House Publishing (hardback and paperback), New York City, New York, USA (ISBN 978-0394405455).
(1971) Poetry book: "Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie. Random House Publishing (hardback and paperback), New York (ISBN 978-0394471426). NOTE: Nominated for the 1971 Pulitzer Prize.
(12/15/72-1/7/73) Stage: Appeared (as "Elizabeth Keckley") in "Look Away" on Broadway
. Drama. Written by Jerome Kilty
, based on "Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters" by Justin G. Turner and Linda Levitt Turner
. Directed by Rip Torn
. Also in cast: Geraldine Page
(as "Mary Todd Lincoln"). Playhouse Theatre, Manhattan, New York City.
(1969) The first of her autobiographies, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", was nominated for a National Book Award
in 1970. It remained on the New York Times paperback best-seller list for two years (as of 2014, this record still stands as the longest-running paperback nonfiction best seller). In 2011 Time Magazine included Caged Bird in its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923 (the year of Time's founding)
(1996) Album: "Been Found," with Nick Ashford
and Valerie Simpson
(1964) Stage: Appeared in Jean Genet
's play "The Blacks" in Berlin, West Germany (revival).
(1957) Stage: Appeared in an off-Broadway
revue called "Calypso Heat Wave".
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