Fun Facts Friday: Maya Angelou
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 4, 2014

Today we celebrate the birthday of notable author and poet Maya Angelou (4 April, 1928). Her life is an inspiration to many people and she is known for captivating the audiences through her magical lyrics and beauty of her words in her poems. Books by Maya Angelou The author’s birth name is Marguerite Ann Johnson Ms. Angelou’s older brother nicknamed her  “Maya,” shortened from “My” or “Mya Sister.” Ms. Angelou’s grandmother took in her grandchildren for several years due to their parents’ divorce. The kids lived with their grandmother, a smart and honest store owner, for several years in Stamps, Arkansas. Ms. Angelou was abused at the age of 8 by her mother’s boyfriend. The man was found guilty, spent one day in jail (?) and was murdered a few days after his release. Ms. Angelou was She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. King was assassinated on her 40th birthday. Ms. Angelou’s jobs when she was younger included a table dancer and a madam for lesbian prostitutes. Ms. Angelou’s first album, Miss Calypso, produced (1957), was made possible due to the popularity of her nightclub act. Ms. Angelou…

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