Maya Angelou, laughs May 13, 2012, during her presentation, at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. About 400 people attended the service, which was part of the church's celebration of its 123rd anniversary. She is going to headline the University of Georgia’s Week of Soul.Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
ATHENS, Ga. — Celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou is set to headline the University of Georgia’s Week of Soul.
The week of activities and entertainment is sponsored by the University Union Student Programming Board’s Committee for Black Cultural Programs.
Angelou is scheduled to speak Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Angelou is a renowned poet, novelist, educator, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist. She is a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University. Angelou has served on two presidential committees and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, the National Medal of Arts in 2000 and the Lincoln Medal in 2008. She also has three Grammy Awards, and more than 30 honorary degrees.