Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist.

Her life doesn't end there, but begins to track a journey of emotional ups and downs, fearlessness and success. 

Please visit Maya Angelou to learn more about this incredible woman that paved a course for future African-American success.

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

~Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist.

Her life doesn't end there, but begins to track a journey of emotional ups and downs, fearlessness and success. 

Please visit Maya Angelou to learn more about this incredible woman that paved a course for future African-American success.

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