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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. Four days after his release, he was murdered, probably by Angelou's uncles. And then I thought I would never speak again, because my voice would kill anyone.
Bertha Flowers, with helping her speak again. At the age of 16, she became the first black female cable car conductor in San Francisco.
This file has an invalid fair use claim and may be deleted at any time. InAngelou married Tosh Angelos, a Greek electrician, former sailor, and aspiring musician, despite the condemnation of interracial relationships at the time and the disapproval of her mother.
Ailey and Angelou formed a dance team, calling themselves "Al and Rita", and performed modern dance at fraternal black organizations throughout San Francisco, but never became successful.
It was a "distinctive name"  that set her apart and captured the feel of her calypso dance performances. During andAngelou toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. She began her practice of learning the language of every country she visited, and in a few years she gained proficiency in several languages.
According to scholar Lyman B. Hagen, her contributions to civil rights as a fundraiser and SCLC organizer were successful and "eminently effective". She became an administrator at the University of Ghanaand was active in the African-American expatriate community.
She performed in a revival of The Blacks in Geneva and Berlin.
Devastated and adrift, she joined her brother in Hawaii, where she resumed her singing career. She moved back to Los Angeles to focus on her writing career. Working as a market researcher in WattsAngelou witnessed the riots in the summer of She acted in and wrote plays, and returned to New York in She met her lifelong friend Rosa Guy and renewed her friendship with James Baldwinwhom she had met in Paris in the s and called "my brother", during this time.
She agreed, but "postpones again",  and in what Gillespie calls "a macabre twist of fate",  he was assassinated on her 40th birthday April 4.
As Gillespie states, "If was a year of great pain, loss, and sadness, it was also the year when America first witnessed the breadth and depth of Maya Angelou's spirit and creative genius".
Also ininspired at a dinner party she attended with Baldwin, cartoonist Jules Feifferand his wife Judy, and challenged by Random House editor Robert Loomisshe wrote her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Singspublished in This brought her international recognition and acclaim.
She also wrote the film's soundtrack, despite having very little additional input in the filming of the movie. She wrote articles, short stories, TV scripts, documentaries, autobiographies, and poetry, produced plays, and was named visiting professor at several colleges and universities.
She was "a reluctant actor",  and was nominated for a Tony Award in for her role in Look Away.
She was given a multitude of awards during this period, including over thirty honorary degrees from colleges and universities from all over the world. She returned to the southern United States in because she felt she had to come to terms with her past there and, despite having no bachelor's degree, accepted the lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-SalemNorth Carolina, where she was one of a few full-time African-American professors.
Her final speaking engagement at the university was in late Kennedy 's inauguration in It happened this way. She knew that it had, though she could barely remember the way it felt.
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