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Maya Angelou: Life, Biography, And Stories About The Literary Titan

Born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, Maya Angelou was a titan of the American literary world. An expert in prose, poetry, and academic writing, she exemplifies modern storytelling in excellent fiction, while also providing her audience with a historical account of what it was like to be a young black girl in the early 1900s.

As a teenager, Angelo showed his tenacity when he applied to become a streetcar driver. Although initially she refused, she sat outside the hiring office every day for two weeks. When asked why she wanted the job so badly, she simply replied, "I love uniforms. I like people." In 1944, the 16-year-old became the first black woman to drive a streetcar in San Francisco.

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