Story of Maya Angelou
Updated: 3/31/2020
Story of Maya Angelou
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  • It's a girl!
  • On April 4, 1928, Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • In 1945, Maya gave birth to Guy Angelou.
  • I know, I will too. I hope your dad does as well..
  • When she was three, her parents divorced and sent her and her older brother to live in Arkansas with their grandparents.
  • We're gonna miss you!
  • When she was 8, she was assaulted by her mom's boyfriend. When she spoke up, her uncle killed him. She didn't speak for 5 years thinking her words killed him.
  • In 1969, Maya Angelou wrote the best-selling book, "I know why the caged bird sings".
  • I thought my voice killed him.. I-
  • It's a boy!
  • On July 3, 1951, Maya Married Tosh Angelos. Then, in 1954, they divorced.
  • I do!
  • Well...
  • And on May 28, 2014, Maya Angelou passed away from natural causes.
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