Maya Angelou: Famous Poet

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Maya Angelou. Famous poet, actress, screenwriter, dancer, and civil rights activist. Maya’s childhood wasn’t the best, having her parents separated at a young age removing her father from her life. She was born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri and died on May 28, 2014, in Winston Salem, North Carolina due to a heart failure. She and her brother Bailey were sent to live in Stamps, Arkansas. Her first few months were very difficult to her when she experienced racial prejudice. She chose to live in Arkansas with her mother soon after the separation. There, On top of being an outsider due to her skin tone, she suffered too in being sexually harassed by her mother’s boyfriend at the age of 7. When her uncle's found out, they killed him.
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