Who Was Maya Angelou


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Country of Origin: India

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Author Ellen Labrecque
Publisher Penguin Books
Brand Penguin

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Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated Blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "still I rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish. She moved to California and became the first black-and first female-streetcar operator before following her interest in dance. She became a professional performer in her twenties and toured the U.S. And Europe as an opera star and Calypso dancer. But angelou's writing became her defining talent. Her poems and books, including I know why the caged bird sings, brought her international acclaim.

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