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Celebrations Rituals of Peace and Prayer

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ISBN-10: 1400066107

ISBN-13: 9781400066100

Edition: 2006

Authors: Maya Angelou

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Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice. Celebrationsis a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring “On the Pulse of Morning,” read at President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1993 inauguration; the heartening “Amazing Peace,” presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet. In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African…    

On the pulse of morning
A brave and startling truth
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When great trees fall
A black woman speaks to black manhood
Amazing peace
Mother : a cradle to hold me
In and out of time
Ben Lear's Bar Mitzvah
Vigil
Prayer