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April 4, 1928: Marguerite Ann Johnson was born in St. Louis. Better know as Maya Angelou, she went on to be nominated for Pulitzer Prize in poetry and a Tony Award and to win three Grammys. She also broke many barriers: She was the first black woman to be a streetcar conductor in San Francisco. She was the first black woman to write a screenplay for a film that was made. And she was the first black woman to direct a major motion picture.