Maya Angelous Autobiography Series by Maya Angelou
Enter your The HistoryMakers username. Enter the password that accompanies your username. When Angelou was three years old, her parents divorced and sent her and her brother to live with their grandmother in the harshly segregated Stamps, Arkansas. Angelou and her brother moved back and forth between Stamps and St. Louis throughout their formative years.
Louis, Missouri , U. Her best known poem is perhaps On the Pulse of Morning , which she composed and delivered for the inauguration of U. She won three Grammy Awards for her spoken-word albums , , and Although born in St. Louis , Angelou spent much of her childhood in the care of her paternal grandmother in rural Stamps, Arkansas. In Angelou moved with her mother to San Francisco and worked intermittently as a cocktail waitress, a prostitute and madam, a cook, and a dancer. It was as a dancer that she assumed her professional name.
Born: April 4, St. Louis, Missouri African American author, poet, and playwright. Maya Angelou—author, poet, playwright, stage and screen performer, and director—is best known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , the story of her early life, which recalls a young African American woman's discovery of her self-confidence. Louis, Missouri. After her parents' marriage ended, she and her brother, Bailey who gave her the name "Maya" , were sent to rural Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother, who owned a general store.