Maya Angelou to speak at Florida A & M

Maya Angelou is one of the most influential voices of our time. She will appear at the Al Lawson Center for the 2010-2011 Lyceum series today at 7:30pm.

A global renaissance woman, Angelou has been honored with several degrees, and her most popular works include poem “Phenomenal Women,” and the book, “I Wonder Why The Caged Bird Sings.” She is also a producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, dramatist and civil rights activist.

“Dr. Angelou is an accomplished poet of the highest caliber,” said Cynthia Hughes Harris, FAMU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, in an email. “Having her on our campus speaks volumes for the FAMU Lyceum series. It is designed for individuals who have achieved at the highest levels such as Dr. Angelou.”

It costs approximately $67,000 to secure Angelou’s visit to FAMU. Harris said [the Lyceum series] anticipates the event will pay for itself with ticket sales from not only Angelou’s visit, but also other Lyceum series performances.