Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. Maya Angelou’s full name was Marguerite Annie Johnson. Maya had an older brother name Bailey. She got raped by her mom’s boyfriend but later mom’s boyfriend got killed by her uncles. Maya Angelou won a scholarship to study dance and acting at California Labor School. Maya Angelou went to Washington High School and California Labor School.
In 1944 when Maya was 16, she gave birth to a son. Maya was working a number of jobs to support herself and her child. Someone took her professional name and gave her the nickname Maya. Maya received awards for her poem writing and civil rights actions. She was known for writing ”I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.”
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