Sophisticate’s Black Hair goes beyond beauty to turn the spotlight on inspiring women of style and subtance. This is an excerpt from our regular Beauty Insider feature.
POET, AUTHOR, ACTIVIST, ICON
Dr. Maya Angelou was a national treasure. The accomplished writer authored more than 36 books, including I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings in 1969, and a host of award-winning poems throughout her lifetime. She also delivered touching performances on stage and screen, was a world-renowned speaker, and worked diligently for justice during the Civil Rights Movement. Angelou was awarded the National Medal of Arts as well as the Presidential Medal of Honor before her passing in 2014. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”