Maya Angelou Research Paper

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Without a doubt, I feel that Maya Angelou’s rough childhood played a significant importance in her success as a poet and a civil rights activist. Growing up in the time that she did there was many racial and social issues in society. Society was filled with segregation and discrimination when she was growing up. African American’s often suffered a tough life in this time period. As a young child Maya Angelou had to experience hardships being African American. When Angelou was young she experienced something nobody should have to go through. Angelou was raped by her mothers boyfriend at age seven. Due to the trauma of the rape Angelou faced, she remained silent for many years to follow. Growing up and experiencing tough situations made Angelou

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