Oprah Winfrey Research Paper

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Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She was raised by her grandmother in poverty. (Gardner 1) At the age of three, she was reciting poems and bible verses at church. At the age of six, she went to live with her mother in Milwaukee. Oprah was raped at the ages of nine through thirteen. She went to live with her father at the age of twelve. Her father taught her guidance, structure, rules, and books. She went to live with her mother again and the raping continued. She tried to run away after being raped but was went to a juvenile detention house. She found out she was pregnant at the age of fourteen, but she lost the baby of infancy. Oprah Winfrey was living on her own at the age of fourteen. (“Oprah Winfrey Biography” 1) …show more content…

She lived on an old isolated farm with her grandmother. Her hometown has lots of farms and churches. Oprah has a very poor, urban lifestyle. She lived in a poor area so poor that her clothes were made out of potato sacks. (Biography.com Editors 1) Oprah’s parents are Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey and has two half-brothers. She had a son at the age of fourteen, but he died due to infancy. Oprah was never married. She learned that she had a sister a few months before her fist “Oprah Winfrey show.” Oprah was close to the family members she knew, and she loved them all very much. (“Oprah Winfrey Biography-

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