AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MAYA ANGELOU
Margerite Ann Johnson was known to most as "Maya Angelou". Maya Angelou was a well known writer, poet and activist for civil rights. Ms. Angelou was born April 4, 1928 and she was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri by two loving parents. Her father's name was Mr. Bailey Johnson and her mother was Ms. Vivian Baxter.
Ms. Angelou attended George Washington High School in San Francisco. After high school she attended California Labor School on a scholarship where she studied dance and drama.
In 1942 Ms. Angelou gave birth to a beautiful son named Guy. She later married in 1952 to a Mr. Tosh Angelos.
Ms. Angelou improved her writing skills and joined the Harlems Writer's Guild and in 1959 she became involved with civil rights as one of the most famous civil rights activist of all time.
Ms. Angelou had many famous quotes. Here are two of them:
"We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate, thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising." ~ Maya Angelou
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." ~ Maya Angelou