|Civil Rights leader and Beat poet Maya Angelou has died. She was pretty old.|
During her lifetime, Maya was raped. She is also credited with discovering the causes behind flight-restricted birds communicating in song. One clear sign of her greatness is how many schools in the U.S. require reading her books.
In 1970, Maya was nominated for a National Book Award and appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, along with Michael Crichton’s Andromeda Strain, which was later turned into film.
Although available on DVD, a definitive blu-ray edition of Andromeda Strain has yet to be released.