Who Is Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings?

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Racism, it’s a “touchy” subject for most people. We were all born in a world where people still are unable to treat people of a different ethnicity with respect and kindness. In the novel I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, written by Maya Angelou, you are taken through the eyes of the well known civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Her original name was Marguerite Anne Johnson, and was born April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. She got the name Maya because her brother couldn’t pronounce when he was little. At the age of three, Maya’s parents got a divorce and they were sent to live with their Grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. During her teenage years she was sent to live with her mother in Vivian Baxter, California. Maya began her career as

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