The legendary poet and author will speak Saturday, April 2, as part of the "Conversations on Courage and Faith" series. She will be accompanied by a performance from Rob Mathes Gospel Singers & Rhythm Section.
Angelou has been called a global renaissance woman. She is best known for her series of six autobiographical books that focus on her childhood and life as a young adult. Her first and most famous book was titled, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". In 1971, she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry volume, "Just Give me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diie". Angelou has served on two presidential committees and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000.
The lecture will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 and are available online .
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