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.” Learn more about the hall at rlh.wfu.edu.edu/angelou.

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Angelou Faculty Fellows

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Upcoming Events

Oct 2, 2019: peter campus: video ergo sum at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

peter campus’ contributions as a pioneer of video art have not been reflected in a larger...

Oct 2, 2019: A House Divided: Tri-Racial Tensions at Historic Bethabara at Museum of Anthropology

Founded by Moravian immigrants in 1753, Historic Bethabara is remembered as the first European...

Oct 2, 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...

Oct 2, 2019: Life after Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico at Museum of Anthropology

The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead. The...