The legendary Maya Angelou died today, she was 86 years old. Maya was a writer, actress, professor, singer, dancer & activist whose voice and actions were celebrated and admired all over the world.
“Dr. Maya Angelou Speaks” is a series hosted by Scholastic which features video clips of the celebrated poet answering important personal and cultural questions – including her poetic inspirations, the importance of commitment to community, and more. Two of the clips are especially moving today::
“Life is a constant lesson and so I’ve passed some and I’ve flunked some and so people will read, and see, and they will use what is useful for them.” We will. And we thank you Maya.
This one is Maya’s message to you:
A wise woman.
- Houghton Mifflin Meet the Author Maya Angelou
- Dr. Maya Angelou Speaks: A Dream in Color Activity
- Famed poet Dr. Maya Angelou discusses everything from her influences to her legacy in these exclusive videos.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
- PBS African-American Profiles: Maya Angelou
- NPR Tavis Smiley Audio: A Talk With Maya Angelou
- NPR Maya Angelou Reflects on a “Glorious Life”
- Poetry Foundation: Maya Angelou
- Academy of American Poets: Maya Angelou
- Academy of Achievement: Maya Angelou
Books for Kids:
The International Orangutan Center biome at the Indianapolis Zoo is scheduled to open May 24, 2014.
- Indianapolis Zoo: The International Orangutan Center
- TheIndyChannel: Photo Gallery
- Meet the New Team in Town: Orangutans
- Orangutans: Person of the Forest
- Orangutans: Photo Gallery
- How Much Do You Know About Orangutans?
- Find Your Orangutan Match Quiz
- National Geographic: Orangutan
- National Geographic Creature Feature: Orangutans
- Orangutan Foundation International
- World Wildlife Federation: Orangutans
- San Diego Zoo: Orangutans
- National Zoo: Meet the Orangutans
- Sumatran Orangutan Society: Kids
- Orangutan Species Survival Plan
- Infographic: Great Ape World Distribution Map
- Orangutans in the Trees Craft Collage and Printables:
- Printable: Great Ape Super Coloring Pages
- Printable: Orangutan Coloring Page
- Printables: Sumatran Orangutan Society Kids Ages 5-7
- Printables: Sumatran Orangutan Society Kids Ages 7-11
Cincinatti Zoo Sumatran Orangutan
San Diego Zoo Orangutans & Siamangs
Black History Books for Kids:
Find MORE books about Black History Heroes for Kids:
- Black History: Athletes
- Black History: The Civil Rights Movement
- Black History: Martin Luther King Jr.
- Black History: Musicians & Singers
- Black History: Painters & Artists
- Black History: Pioneers, Cowboys & the West
- Black History: Scientists & Inventors
- Black History: Slavery
- Coretta Scott King Author/Illustrator Award
Black History Books for Adults:
- PBS: African American World
- PBS: Africans in America
- American Memory: African-American Odyssey
- Library of Congress: African-American Mosaic
- Scholastic: Black History in America
- IndyStar: Indiana Black History Month
- KidsClick!: African Americans
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: African-American Artifacts
28 Days Later: a Month-Long Black History Celebration of Children’s Books!
During February, follow 28 Days Later, a month-long Black History Celebration of the best in Picture Books & Chapter Books for kids from the blog, The Brown Bookshelf. A stand-out author or illustrator will be saluted each day during February.
List of Featured Authors & Illustrators at IndyPL
Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf blog here.
Indiana Black History Challenge – Learn about outstanding black Hoosiers in medical care and advocacy and test your knowledge by taking the online quiz. The first 5,000 entrants will receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience, and 30 lucky players will receive four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians. One winner will receive the grand prize – an overnight stay at the Omni Severi Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, four tickets to The Children’s Museum and a household membership to the Indiana Historical Society, which includes free year-round Indiana Experience admission.
View the works of 18 prominent local African-American artists during the 26th annual presentation of “Meet the Artists,” beginning Wednesday, January 29 and continuing through Saturday, March 22 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. Details
On May 19, 1876 Fire Chief W. O. Sherwood appointed the first four black men to the Indianapolis Fire Department in Hose Company 9, located at 31 West Saint Joseph Street. This station, eventually renumbered as Station 1 and relocated to 441 Indiana Avenue, grew to become an all-black double company firehouse, with approximately 24 firefighters who rotated through two 24-hour shifts. View Photo Collection
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