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

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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.

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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