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Maya Angelou


Type: Poet, Civil rights activist

Born: April 4, 1928

Died: May 28, 2014

Marguerite Annie Johnson (Maya Angelou) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928, the second child of Bailey Johnson, a doorman and navy dietitian, and Vivian (Baxter) Johnson, a nurse and card dealer. Angelou's older brother, Bailey Jr., nicknamed Marguerite "Maya". Unable to pronounce her name because of a stutter, Bailey called her "My" for "My sister".

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