Tag Archives: American

From the archives: Ellen Neel (Herstory 2012)

Ellen May Neel was the first and most famous female carver of West Coast totem poles. She was born in 1916 at Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Her parents were Charles … Continue reading

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Remembering Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

Maya Angelou, poet and author, died May 28, 2014, at age 86. The American activist was best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, but she was a prolific and celebrated writer, with a career spanning … Continue reading

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