Skip to content

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

In 1999, Angelou revealed that she was raped at the age of 7-years-old and did not speak until she was 13-years-old.  Because the the man who raped her was murdered, she blamed herself and her voice for the crime. In a 2013 interview, Angelou spoke again on the matter, telling Oprah Winfrey that she had forgiven, but would never forget the man who violated her. Her strength to forgive inspired thousands.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Comment

  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