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5 things you didn’t know about poet, author and activist Maya Angelou

When first approached to pen her own story after the death of her good friend Martin Luther King Jr., Angelou refused. Angelou was soon after approached by Robert Loomis, an editor at Random House, who dared her to work with him on her autobiography. Lo and behold, Angelou accepted the challenge and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings was born.

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  1. butter bean sugar on May 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    she look like a sweet girl , thats an old picture she was born in 1928 wheww she is old right /?/ when she talked she was young , happy , her voice never changed , everyone love to hear her talk i know i do .. i will miss any opportunity to see her resite her poems . she was remarkable ,and so intelligent . in a away she could read people like no one else can , she made everything right in your head , she made since of life as we know life .. she made us understand the powere of understanding things love you ms angelaou