Maya Angelou Group Project

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Published on May 30, 2014

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Maya Angelou Group Project: Maya Angelou Group Project By: ZJ Martin and RK Martin Who was Maya Angelou?: Who was Maya Angelou? “ Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist .” – mayaangelou.com Where and when was Maya Angelou born?: Where and when was Maya Angelou born? “Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, Dr. Angelou experienced the brutality of racial discrimination, but she also absorbed the unshakable faith and values of traditional African-American family, community, and culture .” - mayaangelou.com What were the names of Maya Angelou’s parents?: What were the names of Maya Angelou’s parents? “ Parents: Father - Bailey Johnson              Mother: Vivian Baxter Johnson” – www.datesandevents.org Did she have any siblings? If so, when were they born?: Did she have any siblings? If so, when were they born? She has a brother named Bailey Johnson. - www.dateandtime.org Where did she attend school?: Where did she attend school? “ Maya attended Mission High  School…” – www.achievement.org Did she have a husband? If so, what was his name?: Did she have a husband? If so, what was his name? Paul du Feu (m. 1973-1981) Vusumzi Make (m. 1960-1963) Enistasious Tosh Angelos (m. 1951-1954) - Google.com Did she have any children? If so, when were they born?: Did she have any children? If so, when were they born? “Guy Johnson” – Google.com Did she experience any traumatic events in her life?: Did she experience any traumatic events in her life? “[In 1937] Maya was sexually abused and raped by her mother's boyfriend, Mr. Freeman. The shock made Maya mute and the children were sent back to live with their grandmother once again.” – www.datesandevents.org This caused her to be silent for 6 years. What were some of her famous quotes?: What were some of her famous quotes? "I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory .“  "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel .“ “ You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them .“ - www.usatoday.com What books did Maya Angelou write?: What books did Maya Angelou write? “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie ”  (1971 ) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969 )” - Info.com What poems did Maya Angelou write?: What poems did Maya Angelou write? ‘’Still I Rise’’ ‘’Phenomenal Woman’’ ‘’I know why the caged bird sings’’ ‘’Touched by An Angel’’ ‘’Men’’ - famouspoetsandpoems.com Did Maya Angelou win any awards?: Did Maya Angelou win any awards? Yes “Horatio Alger Award 1992” “Woman in Film Award 1992” “Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album 1994” “Spingarn Award NAACP 1994” - www.maya-angelou.net What other talents does Maya Angelou have.: What other talents does Maya Angelou have. “Actress, director, playwright, civil rights activist, and composer.” - www.maya-angelou.net

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