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Maya Angelou

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BC: The End

FC: Maya Angelou April 4, 1928

1: For Africa to me. . . is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place - Maya Angelou.

3: Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, MO. She was raised in St. Louis for the first few years of her life. At age, three, when her parents divorced, she moved to Stamps, Arkansas to live with her grandmother. Racial discrimination was prevalent in the South and Angelou experienced herself for the first time. She also learned traditional African American values through her grandmother's community. At 14, Angelou moved to San Francisco to live with her mother and attend school. She received a scholarship to San Francisco's Labor School where she studied dance and drama.

5: In her teens, Angelou became San Francisco's first African-American street car conductor. After high school, she worked as a waitress and cook to support herself and her son, but she eventually went back to her artistic talents and began work as a nightclub singer. She became increasingly famous and began further developing her writing talents. She became heavily involved in the civil rights movement and published her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The novel changed her into a national figure and made her extremely famous.

6: Maya Angelou has spent the remainder of her life writing, speaking, and teaching. She travels throughout the country and is in extremely high demand as a speaker and teacher. She has been invited by multiple presidents to speak at various events. She has devoted her life to teaching others and making the world a better place to live.

7: History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelou | I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

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