Angelou

Exterior image of Angelou Residence Hall.

Maya Angelou Residence Hall opened in 2016 and completes the South Forest neighborhood of first-year residence halls. The hall was named for poet, author, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou taught poetry and literature to generations of Wake Forest students as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies from 1982 until her death in 2014. She described herself as a “teacher who writes,” but the impact of her legacy of courage, honesty and strength reaches well beyond the classroom. The pen and bird on the seal signify the uplifting power of Dr. Angelou’s words in works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “Still I Rise.”

Famous Alumni: Their stories are still being written. Perhaps by you.

Upcoming Events

May 28, 2019: Exhibit: Children's Holidays in Japan at Museum of Anthropology

Japan has several holidays to celebrate children including Doll’s Day (Girl’s Day) in March...

May 28, 2019: Exhibit: Horses and the Human Experience at Museum of Anthropology

Over thousands of years, humans and horses have developed a unique partnership. Horses rely on...

May 28, 2019: Objects of Power: The Material Culture of Contested Memory at Museum of Anthropology

What do historical events mean to communities today? How can different interpretations of the...

May 29, 2019: Exhibit: Children's Holidays in Japan at Museum of Anthropology

Japan has several holidays to celebrate children including Doll’s Day (Girl’s Day) in March...

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