As a youth, Winfrey moved to Milwaukee to live with her mother. Her mother's lack of supervision enabled several male relatives and friends to sexually abuse Winfrey. The abuse caused Winfrey to run away on many occasions. Winfrey then started to makeup stories to get her mother's attention. At age fourteen, she gave birth to a premature baby, who died shortly after birth.
They were tight financially; her mother worked as a maid cleaning households and depended on welfare to care of Oprah and her half-sister, Patricia. After living with her mother for over a year, she was sent to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee. He gave Oprah the suitable protected h... ... middle of paper ... ...ion, to which she has donated more than $40 million toward the establishment of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. In 2002 they begin building the school for gifted girls that were from underprivileged circumstances. As soon as the school had launched itself, it the subject of a sex abuse scandal that extended universal.
Oprah Winfrey lived a very rough early life until Vernon Winfrey took her into good hands. She lived in Kosciusko, Missippi for the first 6 years of her life, and then she moved to Milwaukee to live with her mother who was a housemaid. When Oprah lived with her mother she was sexually molested during the daytime when her mother would work the long days. This abuse went on everyday possible for 4 years until she was out on her own at age 14. Oprah had given birth to a baby, which had unexpectedly died during infancy.
Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954. (“Oprah Winfrey Biography”). Oprah had a rough childhood (“Oprah Winfrey Biography”). She constantly moved from her mother’s house to her father’s house (“Oprah Winfrey Biography”). When Oprah lived with her mother she was raped (Lies, 2011).
Maya has been given many opportunities to experience many different things, she has taken every chance she’s had and has done everything to the fullest. She never let’s anything stop her, something that most people can not truly say about themselves. Because of this, Maya has became a public hero that has truly helped shaped out society. She learned early on how to be strong, how to survive, she did not like the segregated society and fought to have it changed. She is still living now, but even when she does pass away, I believe, she will never be forgotten.
Around this time, Lee had given birth to another daughter ( Winfrey's half sister) she died at age 43 because of a cocaine addiction. After that tragic incident Oprah was sent to live with her dad in Nashville, Tennessee. While Oprah was living in Nashville, her mom gave birth to a 3rd child, also she gave birth to a boy named Jeffrey who later died of AIDS related causes in 1989. At 9 years old Oprah stated that she was molested by her cousin, uncle and a family friend. Oprah didn't want be a mother because she wasn't mothered well.
Ashly was trapped and abused minutes from her house for years. She can even recall seeing her mother out a window posting missing girls ads and not being able to call out to her in fear she would be killed. Although Ashly was eventually able to escape from her pimp, she still has to live in a treatment center to aide her. (BreakTheseChains). Another victim was 13year old Maria Elena.
Before the age of ten, Oprah suffered a substantial amount of abuse, hardship, and molestation from close family members and acquaintances of her mother. Then, at the age of thirteen, she escaped home and was went to a juvenile detention home, only to be rejected admittance since all the beds were
She spent her first years in a rural poverty. When she was 4 years old, Oprah was sexually abuse by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother. At the age of 14, Oprah became pregnant after being raped. Her son was born premature and died within 2 weeks of his birth. Oprah came from nothing, but she rises up to be one of the most powerful women in the world.