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In Her Own Words artwork by Dennis Wells

Home of
Maya Angelou

Lasting
Legacy

This is Home

Lauded poet, producer, performer and
civil rights activits Dr. Maya Angelou
could have chosen to live anywhere.
Why Winston-Salem?
It was 1973 when Dr. Maya Angelou
first connected with Winston-Salem.
A group of Wake Forest University
students had invited her to speak
during Black Awareness Week.
At that time, Angelou, a star on the
stage, screen and printed page, had
achieved international fame for her first
book, the 1969 memoir "I Know Why
the Caged Bird Sings." Impressed
by both the students and the
welcoming faculty, she stated, perhaps
prophetically, "If I stayed here, these
people would be my friends."
Angelou returned to Wake Forest
several times in the years after, and
in 1981, she accepted a lifetime
professorship, ultimately teaching
on a variety of subjects, from science,
theology and theater to writing, ethics
and philosophy.

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An extensive traveler, Angelou was
quick to praise the city. "Winston-Salem
is so beautiful," she told Southern
Living in 2011. "
Hospitality came naturally to
Angelou, who was known to host
upwards of 200 guests - including
students - at the holidays. But
Angelou's local legacy extended
beyond the walls of her sunny yellow
home and even Wake Forest's campus.
Her generosity, empathy and
sense of advocacy led her in 2002 to
establish The Maya Angelou Center
for Health Equity in the Wake Forest
Innovation Quarter to focus on special
populations - ages 65 and up, ages 17
and younger, and underrepresented
racial and ethnic minorities. In 2012,
Angelou partnered with Novant Health
to open the Maya Angelou Women's
Health & Wellness Center, treating
women in all stages of life.
Winston-Salem is honored to have
been home to Angelou in the final
decades of her remarkable life.

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