Maya Angelou Research Paper

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” says Maya Angelou. Born April 4th, 1928 to Vivian Baxter Johnson and Bailey Johnson. Her parents split up when she was very young, and her older brother, bailey were sent to live with their fathers mother Anne Anderson in stamps, Arkansas. Who owned a general store. Although her grandmother helped her develop pride and self confidence, Angelou was devastated when she was raped at the age of eight by her mother's boyfriend while on a visit to St. Louis . After she testified against the man. Her uncles killed the boyfriend, so traumatized by the experience, Angelou stopped talking for five years. In 1944, a 16 year old Angelou gave birth to a son. In 1950 she married a

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