Maya Angelou Biography

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Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist known worldwide for these many things. Throughout her life she had published seven autobiographies, three essay turned books, and several books of poetry. She was credited by many influencers for her amazing list of plays, movies, and television shows that had a span of over 50 years. She was and for many more lifetimes will be a woman that people look up to. Many people know her as Maya Angelou.
Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri she was named Marguerite Johnson nicknamed “Maya” by her brother; her surname is an adaptation of that of her first husband. Due to the breakup of her parents' marriage, her brother and herself had moved to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. Maya was raped by her mother's boyfriend when she was eight years old and for the following five years was mute. In her teens she moved to California to live with her mother, and at 16 gave birth to her son (Angelou, Maya). Which lead to the portrays unsparingly, but with humour, the hardships of her early years, including the trauma of rape by her mother's lover; it was nominated for a U.S. National Book Award. (Marguerite Annie)
After moving to San Francisco when she was 16, Angelou began studying music, dance with many artist such as Martha Graham, and joined drama. In her twenties she toured Europe and Africa in a production of Porgy and Bess sponsored by the U.S. Department of State (1954–55). Angelou was a

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