Directing Workshop for Women, American Film Institute
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute
Feature directorial debut, "Down in the Delta"
Wrote the screenplay for "Angelou on Burns", a documentary exploring her passion for the poetry of Robert Burns
Provided narration and music for "Perfect Moment" documentary
Portrayed Alfre Woodard's mother in "How to Make an American Quilt"
Presented poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the Presidential inauguration; written specifically for the event at President Bill Clinton's request
Supplied the poetry "written" by the character of Justice (Janet Jackson) in John Singleton's "Poetic Justice"; also played Aunt Jane
Acted in ABC-TV movie "There Are No Children Here", starring Oprah Winfrey
Wrote the premiere episode of the TV drama series, "Brewster Place" (ABC)
Appeared in the feature documentary "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket"
Wrote the screenplay for "Sister, Sister", an NBC-TV movie
Appointed to a lifetime posiition as the Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Co-wrote teleplay for CBS adaptation of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Played Nyo Boto on the landmark TV miniseries, "Roots" (ABC)
Librettist, lyricist and composer for the musical "And Still I Rise"; directed production in Oakland, California
Co-hosted, with Studs Terkel, George F Will and Doris Stearns, the PBS interview series, "Assignment America"
Directed short film "All Day Long"; also scripted
Debuted on Broadway in "Look Away", earning a Tony nomination
Wrote the screenplay and songs for the feature film, "Georgia, Georgia"; reputedly the first produced script by an African-American woman
Received Pulitzer Prize nomination in poetry for "Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Die"
Co-wrote songs for feature film, "For Love of Ivy"
Two plays of hers, "The Least of These" and "The Clawing Within", received productions
Played Queen in NYC theatrical production of Jean Genet's "The Blacks"
Produced and acted in "Cabaret for Freedom" at NYC's Village Gate
Feature film debut, "Calypso Heat Wave"
Acted off-Broadway in "Calypso Heatwave"
Toured European and African cities in "Porgy and Bess" for US State Department
Mute for five years until an older friend back in Arkansas helped her deal with the problem (dates approximate)
Moved back to her mother's house in San Francisco; raped at age 7 1/2 by one of her mother's boyfriends (date approximate)
Sent with her brother to live with her paternal grandmother in Stamp, Arkansas after parents separated (date approximate)
Moved with her parents to California as an infant
Performed in nightclubs
Served as Assistant Administrator of School of Music and Drama, University of Ghana; contributed to Ghanian Broadcasting Corporation during this period
Was a dancer with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company
Was feature editor of THE AFRICAN REVIEW
Honored with the Trumpet Award in 1993.
Angelou's participation at the Clinton inaugural was the first time a poet had taken part in the event since Robert Frost spoke at President John F Kennedy's inauguration.
She speaks French, Spanish, Italian and West African Fanti, in addition to her native English.
In 2002, Angelou debuted a line of greeting cards and trinkets produced by Hallmark.
Received the National Medal of Arts from US President Bill Clinton (2000).
Her many accolades include: the Ladies Home Journals Woman of the Year in Communications Award (1983), the North Carolina Award for Literature (1987), a Horatio Alger Award (1992), Essence's Woman of the Year Award (1994) and more than 50 honorary degrees from colleges and universities across the nation.