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10 months ago
Became the first African American female cable car conductor.
Became a nightclub singer and took on the name Maya Angelou.
Moved to New York
Became the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Became a single mother and graduated high school.
Moved to Cairo, then Ghana.
Returned to America
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" is published
Georgia, Georgia, the first script by an African American woman is filmed
Pulitzer Prize nomination
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928 In St. Louis, Missouri
Sent to live in Stamps, Arkansas with her grandmother when her parent's marriage ended
Returned to St. Louis
Raped by her mother's boyfriend. She becomes mute from the shock. Moves back to Stamps.
Learns to talk again with the help of her teacher, Mrs. Flowers.
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