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Graciano Lopez Jaena was a famous 19th century Filipino author and political activist. His writings span multiple media, but they generally concern social justice issues in his home country of the Philippines and an arde...

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Graciano Lopez Jaena's "Fray Botod" portrays a bloated, hypocritical priest as a metaphor for the abuses of the Catholic Church as part of Spanish rule in the Philippines. Jaena is, to this day, a beloved figure in the P...

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Maya Angelou was an award-winning African-American poet, author, actor and civil rights activist, best known for her 1969 memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Angelou died on May 28, 2014 at age 86.

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Maya Angelou is, among other things, an author, poet and civil rights activist who gained international fame with her book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," which was published in 1969. The book was an autobiography rec...

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