Maya Angelou’s real name- Marguerite Annie Johnson. Born-St. Louis, MO Date-April 4,1928
Parents divorced age 3. Stamps Arkansas-Moved with brother, and grandmother.
Went to visit mom in chicago got raped. San Franciso-moved back with mom went to Mission High school. 1952-scholarship dance and drama San Francisco Labor School.
Dropped out of school became 1st African American car conductor in San Francisco.
Later- Studied dance and drama and theater. Appeared in Porgy and Bess performances in twenty-two countries. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5o4e5ofRcw>,
New York- joined the Harlem Writers Guild. Harlem Writers Guild- helped her make poems and become a successful poet.
Worked CLOSELY WITH MLK in civil right movement Found out dead on same Day as Maya Birthday. To comfort sorrow wrote poem james Baldwin Harlem Writers guide- helped write 1st poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,”. Published with a very, great success.
A Conceit Alone I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Men Momma Welfare Roll Passing Time Phenomenal Woman Refusal Remembrance Still I Rise The Lesson The Rock Cries Out to Us Today They Went Home Touched by an Angel Weekend Glory When You Come Woman Work