I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou background

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ABOUT MAYA ANGELOU

Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Johnson in 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri and recently died at the age of 86. She became one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. With over 50 honorary doctorate degrees Dr. Maya Angelou became a celebrated poet, memoirist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.

DID YOU KNOW?

When Angelou was just 8 years old she was raped by her mothers abusive boyfriend, Freeman. Angelou confided in her brother who then told the rest of the family. This led to her uncles exacting revenge by murdering Freeman. Believing that her words had got him killed, Angelou went mute for five years. It was during this period of silence that Angelou developed her incredible memory and love of literature. It also meant that she became incredibly aware, and attentive, of the world around her.

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