Maya Angelou – A Legend in Her Own Time

The Maya Angelou is a living legend. She was an icon of strength, action, and enduring strength.

Since her black history is just beginning to come to light, I want to share with you the truth about Maya Angelou’s background. You can feel more powerful when you know all the facts.

Maya Angelou was born on July 22, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Her mother was a slave, and her father was an African American. This era was one of profound social change and racial conflict. It was also one of tremendous natural and economic changes that left many people struggling to survive.

When Maya Angelou was a little girl, her mother was sold to white families for three hundred dollars per year. From then on, Maya Angelou grew up a slave to white America.

As a child, Maya Angelou learned how to be “un-black.” She was taught to be polite, to not become emotional, and to be un-intelligent. She learned to just shut up and do whatever white folks said.

But at a very young age, Maya Angelou began to listen to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She said, “And so I looked at all of them and I thought that I should have them all. And when I heard the words ‘I have a dream,’ it made me want to cry.

I was eight years old when Maya Angelou was awakened by the message of Dr. King. This was a time when civil rights movements were still a part of her life. In fact, King himself was a man of great strength and courage. But when it came to the cultural challenges that came from being a child of such a strong woman, Madonna Maia Angelou was a huge help. We are talking about the woman who changed the course of the black female’s existence by the sheer power of her actions.

Maya Angelou joined the army when she was nineteen. She put herself through rigorous training so that she could become a “motor mechanic.” And, when it came to her imagination, she was inspired by the liveliness of a community that accepted a woman like her.

Maya Angelou always knew that her power would flow into her work. She was at her best when it came to tackling important issues. She said, “I don’t think the term ‘redefine’ would adequately describe my work. It is a continual process of redefinition.”

When Maya Angelou started working as a teacher, she looked at the students and said, “You’re going to do this the way you’ve always done it. It will never change.” Her philosophy on change is to make your life something that inspires you.