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

Jul 17, 2018: Human Evolution: Hot Topics in Paleoanthropology at Museum of Anthropology

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Jul 17, 2018: Japan through the Photographer's Lens at Museum of Anthropology

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Jul 17, 2018: Stories of Humanity: Anthropology in North Carolina at Museum of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans. It is a big topic, including everything from basic biology...

Jul 17, 2018: West Mexican Shaft Tomb Ceramics at Museum of Anthropology

This exhibit, based on WFU student honors thesis research, explores artifacts left behind by a...

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