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Melissa Valdivia

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Transcript of Clara

Published Swinging & Swinging & Getting Merry Like Christmas (1976)
Published The Heart of a Woman (1981)
Met Oprah Winfrey and became friends
Published All Gods Children Need Traveling Shoes (1989)
Published A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002)
Received a Chubb Fellowship Award At Yale
Got Prize Nomination for " Give Me a Cool Sip of Water Before I Die"
Received Ladies Home Journal Award
Received 40th Anniversary Distinguished lecture award
Received Langston Hughes Medal
Grannie for " On the Pulse of Morning"
published Mom & Me & Mom (2013)
Thank you!
Born : April 4, 1928 St. Louise, MO
Parents: Father - Bailey Johnson, Mother - Vivan Baxter Johnson, Brother - Bailey Jr.
Died :May 28, 2014 Winston - Salem, NC
Died :86 years old
Maya Angelou
Clara Dilworth Sanchez
we should celebrate her on April 4 or May 28
celebrate books/poetry created by her and other black women
recite a poem of hers in class
Autobiographies :
Age 41 I know why the caged bird sings (1969)
Age 46 Gather together in my name (1974)
Age 48 Swinging and swinging & getting merry like Christmas(1976)
Age 53 The Heart of a woman( 1981)
Age 61 All gods children need traveling shoes (1989)
Age 74 A song flung up to heaven ( 2002)
Age 85 Mom & Me & Mom(2013)
Went to George Washington High School
Got scholarship at California Labor school
Teacher Bertha Flowers encouraged Maya's enthusiasm in literature
Dropped out of school in high school
went pack to school 1 year later and graduated
wrote poetry
Moved to NY
joined Harlem Writers Guild
After death of Malcom X she published I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1969)
published gather together in my name (1974)
First Autobiography
Abused by men when younger
raped at age 8 by mothers boy friend
lived with her grandma most of her life
moved from family member to family member after parents divorced
vision decreased
A black person grows up in this country - and in many places - knowing that racism will be as familiar as salt to the tongue
- Maya Angelou
Increased amount of African American women Authors
she told stories about racism
autobiographies helped decrease racism
Deceased ?
Died of heart problems
Age 86
Winston - Salem, North Carolina
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