The Guardian writer Gary Younge Four years later, the children's father "came to Stamps without warning"  and returned them to their mother's care in St. At the age of eight, while living with her mother, Angelou was sexually abused and raped by her mother's boyfriend, a man named Freeman. She told her brother, who told the rest of their family. Freeman was found guilty but was jailed for only one day.
She saw hatred and greed, not only as divisive, but as the forces of evil. She recognized that unlike positive virtues, neither greed nor hatred has to be taught; they come naturally and have to be untaught in order to free their possessor of their burdensome weight and baggage.
She saw one of our greatest challenges was learning to love ourselves, then having the courage and the wisdom to love others. She saw all our differences in Maya angelo, orientation and perspective as an indication of the richness of our imagination and creativity, and as elements of our nature that we should celebrate.
She believed that we are Maya angelo images of God, no matter how we look or what name we use to call upon the Divine and Sacred Being. She saw that the world was in need of our attention and effort; from the hunger and poverty that are present in so many countries, to our wars, internecine conflicts and indiscriminate terroristic acts, to the destructive pollution, deforestation and the reduction of the biodiversity of the life forms around us.
Our planet is crying out for help.
We do a disservice to our children and to the future by not addressing the problems that confront us. Nor should our efforts for change be thwarted or stifled by the obstacles arrayed against us. We must steel ourselves with courage and perseverance and battle on for what is right.
My mother did not herself go to college to pursue a degree. Although, as she rose in stature, as a public figure she was awarded Honorary Doctorates by more than fifty major universities and colleges. She understood education was extremely important; to that end she was a voracious reader, consuming two to three books a week from the time she was a teenager until her vision failed in her eighties.
Oh, we would have the cure to cancer and remedies to most of the major problems that confront us. The knowledge that would be generated by that level of brain power would give us access to the stars, to the universe as well as to our dreams.
Set to her poem StillIRise, the video Doodle includes her own voice along with the voices of other individuals whose lives she has inspired.Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Johnson on April 4th, , in St.
Louis, Missouri and raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas.
Maya Angelou became one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Maya Angelou - Poet - Maya Angelou was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil.
May 28, · Angelou was born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Mo.
Angelou attended high school in San Francisco, and studied dance and drama. At . Maya Angelou - An internationally known and respected writer, poet and educator, Maya Angelou has authored such well-known titles as "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "Gather Together in My Name." She has produced and starred in several plays and authored the musical s.
Still I Rise - Discover the meaning behind Maya Angelou's inspiring poem, with an audio recording of actress Rosie Perez reading this classic work, which has been celebrated by Serena Williams, Cory Booker, and other public figures. Maya Angelou: Maya Angelou, American poet, memoirist, and actress whose several volumes of autobiography explore the themes of economic, racial, and sexual oppression.
She is perhaps best known for her autobiographical work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (). Learn more about Angelou’s life and works in this article.