Maya Angelou

By Anne Schuchardt

About Angelou

Maya Angelou was born on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Angelou´s real and full name is Marguerite Annie Johnson. In Maya's early years she was an author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, and poet. She also had a very rough childhood and her parents divorced when she was very young. During the time of world war ll, Angelou moved to San Francisco, California. She won a scholarship to study dance and acting at the California labor school. After a bad meeting with her mother´s boyfriend, Maya stopped talking and moved back to Arkansas as a virtual mute for many years. She then started writing poems.

Character Traits

Maya Angelou was very creative

she was also smart