Day 1: Maya Angelou - Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. In 1971, Angelou published the Pulitzer Prize-nominated poetry collection Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die. She later wrote the poem "On the Pulse of Morning"—one of her most famous works—which she recited at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993. Angelou received several honors throughout her career, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work (nonfiction) category, in 2005 and 2009. She died in 2014.
CREATIVITY QUOTE: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou)
"Do what's right." (Maya Angelou)
Creativity knows that what we do and say either creates a friend or can create an enemy...
Watch Maya Angelou as she shares one of her famous poems, "And Still I Rise!"
BRAINPOP VIDEO HERE (must have Brainpop account)
Day 2: Willard Wigan
Creativity Quote: "I was told I would become nothing. Now I am showing people how big nothing is." (Willard Wigan)
Creativity believes each and every person is capable of greatness --it may be hard to see, but it is there... it is there.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. She married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953. During her reign, she has tried to make the British monarchy more modern and sensitive to the public.
Creativity Quote: "In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945." (Queen Elizabeth II)
Creativity knows that peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.
Above image is the official coronation portrait of Elizabeth the II. Top right - one of many Diamond Jubilee (75 years as Monarch!) photographs. The photo on the right is actually a favorite of the Queen and was not really meant to be taken. During the official photo session for the Diamond Jubilee, she asked if she might close her eyes for a minute to rest them since the session was rather long. When she did, the photographer asked if he might take a photo of her with her eyes closed. She agreed. The Queen said that it shows that even though she has been Queen for so many years, inside she is a person no different than anyone else...