Dr. Maya Angelou
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Angelou was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. Her honors included:
Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Die
Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away,
Three Grammys for her spoken word albums.
She served on two presidential committees
Angelou was awarded over fifty honorary degrees as the,
Spingarn Medal in 1994,
National Medal of Arts in 2000,
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.