Maya Angelou, writer
Apr. 4, 1928-
Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen, Scholastic, 1998.
The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is a producer, actor and director, too. She recited her poem On the Pulse of Morning at President Clinton's inauguration.
The Maya Angelou Official Website offers a short bio and photos.