Maya Angelou's Legacy

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"The idea to write is so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight through the heart." said Maya Angelou. This is what she did inspiring many and changing lives with her wise proverbs and sayings. Maya Angelou inspired many by doing what others hadn't done before. Whether it was writing, singing or being a radical activist Maya did it all like no one ever did. She was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Lewis, Missouri. Her parents got divorced when she was three and she was raised by her grandmother and brother. When she was seven an incident occurred resulting in someone dying she felt like she was responsible for the death so she remained mute for five years. She began to speak again at age thirteen when Maya her brother were reunited with her birth mom. She was so happy she began to speak again. During World War II, Angelou moved to San Francisco, California, where she won a scholarship to study dance and acting at the California Labor School. Also during this time, Angelou became…show more content…
Her legacy was called the "Caged Bird Legacy" because of her famous autobiography "I know why the Caged Bird Sings". Depicting the early life of the American poet, and writer. She paved the way for many women (especially African American women) by daring to do what wasn't done before. For exaple standing up with great African America leaders. Her spirit to dare and risk is what made her legacy what it is today; forever remembered. Her legacy will live on forever "Maya Angelou Biography". Angelou was so much more than a writer all though writing is what she is most known for. She was a feminist and a Civil Rights Activists as well which inspired most of the topics for some of her most famous writings. She's extremly impressive from starting out as having nothing to having everything she could ever want. Who would have thought that someone who was mute for 5 years had such a way with words like
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