The Assassination Of Maya In Stamps By Maya Angelou

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Marguerite, “Maya,” Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. At the age of three, Maya’s parents divorced, and she and her brother, Bailey, moved to Stamps, Arkansas to live with their grandmother. The family owned and operated a general store at which many people shopped. When Maya was seven, she and Bailey moved back to St. Louis to live with their biological mother. One year later, Maya was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Mr. Freeman. He was found guilty, but was only in jail for a day. After Mr. Freeman was released, he was found beaten to death in an alley. Due to the emotional pain, Maya went mute for about a long time. Maya and Bailey moved back to Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, Maya just moped around for a few years

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