S: Maya Angelou
BC: The End | By Hannah Garner
FC: Maya Angelou I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
1: Maya Angelou Born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928 In St. Louis, Missouri
2: Maya with her brothers and sisters
3: Maya Angelou spent most of her childhood moving back and forth between her mother's and grandmother's. At age eight, she was raped by her mother's boyfriend, who was later killed by her uncles. This event caused young Maya Angelou to go mute for nearly six years.
5: In her teens and early twenties she was a dancer, filled with feelings of isolation and experimentation. At age 16 she gave birth to her son, Guy, after which she toured Europe and Africa in the musical Porgy and Bess.
7: Maya Angelou is 81 years old today she is a dancer,speaker, poet, and author.