List of Awards and Nominations Received By Maya Angelou

List Of Awards And Nominations Received By Maya Angelou

African American writer and poet Maya Angelou has been honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. Her honors include a National Book Award nomination for her first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie, a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away, and three Grammys for her spoken word albums. In 1995, Angelou was recognized by her publishing company, Bantam Books, for having the longest-running record (two years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List. She has served on two presidential committees, for Gerald Ford in 1975 and for Jimmy Carter in 1977. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

Over 30 health care and medical facilities have been named after Angelou, and she has been awarded over fifty honorary degrees. Rollins College, a liberal arts institution in Winter Park, Florida has honored Angelou in several ways, including numerous invitations to speak to its student body, an honorary degree in 1985, the institution of the Maya Angelou Resource Library in 1989, and a stone dedicated to her on the campus's Walk of Fame in 1994.

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