Maya Angelou By Estelle Weathers

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Maya Angelou By Estelle Weathers

  1. 1. Maya Angelou By Estelle Weathers
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Born St. Louis, Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Date of Birth April 4 , 1928 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth name Marguerite Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Raped at the age of seven </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t speak for five years </li></ul><ul><li>Single mother at the age of 16 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Accomplishments <ul><li>First Black Cable Conductor </li></ul><ul><li>First Black Woman’s original screenplay produced </li></ul><ul><li>Poet </li></ul><ul><li>Songwriter </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Dancer </li></ul><ul><li>Singer </li></ul>
  4. 4. Political Arena <ul><li>Active Civil Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Backed Hilary Clinton as Democratic Nominee </li></ul>
  5. 5. Know Works <ul><li>Poem “Still I Rise” </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” </li></ul><ul><li>Book “ My Painted House,My Friendly Chicken and Me” </li></ul><ul><li>Poem “ Phenomenal Woman” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusion <ul><li>Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood but she accomplished so many things and shared her views with everyone through her literary works. </li></ul>

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