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kayla brown

on 29 October 2015

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Transcript of Introduction

Marguerite Johnson was her full name.
Maya Angelou was her nickname and what most people know her by.
Maya Angelou was born April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas.

Raised by her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Henderson

Maya Angelou lived here with her beloved brother Bailey Johnson and her crippled Uncle Willie

Her parents had got a divorce and her father sent her to live with her grandmother.
Family Life
As a teenager, Dr. Angelou’s love for the arts won her a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor School. At 14, she dropped out to become San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. She later finished high school, giving birth to her son, Guy, a few weeks after graduation

Maya Angelou’s life would continue to mirror the American landscape paving the way for a first hand experience with racism, single parenting, over-coming poverty, seeking higher education, creating wealth, living through and participating in the civil rights movement.

Personal Life
Maya Angelou received her education at California Labor school and George Washington High School.
Later Works

In later years she would embrace popular culture working with rappers, poets, musicians and filmmakers. Writing about her experience with eloquence and detail, Maya Angelou recorded history through poetry, biographies, journalism, children’s books, cook books and essays painting a picture of the American landscape for generations to come.


Maya Angelo died
onMay 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC.

Maya Angelou had died in her home it really
did'nt state the cause but I'm thinking
health issues or old age.

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