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    Angelou’s career took off in the mid 1950s. She had a short-lived marriage with Greek sailor Anastasios Angelopulos, from whom she took her professional name-Angelou.[iv] Maya discovered her true passion once she moved to New York, where she joined the Harlem Writers Guild and became a civil rights activist. During this time, Maya had the opportunity to work with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X on the civil rights movement. King asked Angelou to serve as a northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to help raise awareness on the issue of racial discrimination.[v]
    Her enormous success began when Maya started writing about her life experiences. In 1969, Angelou wrote the memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history and international recognition for being the first nonfiction best seller by an African American woman. The memoir illustrates Angelou’s childhood hardships of growing up as an African American girl in the South and how she was able to overcome racial oppression, trauma, and abuse.[vi]
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Tuesday, December 3

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    American woman.
    Growing up in the South, Maya have a tenuous and difficult upbringing. As a young African American girl she experienced firsthand prejudices and racial discrimination. When her parents’ divorced in 1931, Maya and her brother were sent to Stamps, Arkansas to live with their grandmother, Anne Henderson.[i] At the age of seven, Maya was abused and raped by her mother’s boyfriend. In response to the assault, Maya’s uncle killed the boyfriend. Maya felt the power of her own voice, which left her traumatized. As a result she became a mute for five years. During this period of silence, Angelou developed her love for books and literature.[ii]
    At the age of thirteen, Maya regained her courage to speak while living with her mother in San Francisco, California. As a teenager, Maya excelled in the classroom, while at night she studied dance and drama through a scholarship she won at the San Francisco’ Labor School. During this period, Maya became the first African American female cable car conductor in San Francisco. Just after high school, Maya gave birth to a son, Guy Bailey Johnson and was forced to support her son as a single mother through waitressing, but eventually her passion for poetry, music and dance became her life. [iii]
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    racial discrimination.[v]
    Her enormous success began when Maya started writing about her life experiences. In 1969, Angelou wrote the memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history and international recognition for being the first nonfiction best seller by an African American woman. The memoir illustrates Angelou’s childhood hardships of growing up as an African American girl in the South and how she was able to overcome racial oppression, trauma, and abuse.[vi]
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    The personal and institutional pressure of racial discrimination limited Maya’s ability to communicate. She felt the pain and pressure of racial discrimination but was able to rise above her childhood experience by turning it into something positive. Once she found her voice it because increasingly easier for her to speak out about her beliefs and efforts to end racism against the human race.
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    “It has devolved upon me to -- not preach, as it were -- but to write about morals, about hope, about desolation, about pain and ecstasy and joy and triumph in the human spirit. So it seems to me, that is my calling. And I write about it for all of us, because I know that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.”
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    As a young African American growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, Maya was significantly impacted by the harsh and cruel treatment that she faced on a daily basis. From I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya wrote, “If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat.”Because of all of the hatred and racial prejudice towards African Americans Maya was afraid what would happen to her if she spoke. Growing up on the black side of the town, Maya experienced racial discrimination for the first time at the age of eight and was constantly aware of her displacement.
    The personal and institutional pressure of racial discrimination limited Maya’s ability to communicate. She felt the pain and pressure of racial discrimination but was able to rise above her childhood experience by turning it into something positive. Once she found her voice it because increasingly easier for her to speak out about her beliefs and efforts to end racism against the human race.
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    “One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest”
    Maya Angelou adheres to the virtues of courage through her ability to overcome the struggles of racism as an African American woman in a patriarchal society. The virtue of courage is steeling the will, reinforcing its resolutions,and turning the mind relentlessly to seek or face the truth; conquering fear. Angelou shows the virtue of courage through her efforts as a woman’s civil rights activist. Angelou conquered her fears of the consequences of having her voice be heard and spoke out against racism. Through courage, she took her experiences with racial discrimination and turned them into something positive, which benefited others. She paved the path for all African American women with her courage to overcome restrictions against African Americans. She finds the courage not just to defend African Americans but finds the courage to speak out and defend all who are being subjected to discrimination.
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    vocation to make known racial oppression and discrimination through her various literary works. Maya first brought her struggle with racism to the public eye in her first autobiography, in 1969, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which talks about the discrimination she faced as an African American and as a woman. Through Maya’s courage she was able to stand up against racism. Also, the poem Still I Rise, published in 1978, celebrates the courage of the human spirit over harsh obstacles and inspires people to overcome personal and institutional challenges. The policy of affirmative action, which redresses the injustices of our nation’s discrimination against African Americans and women, Maya believes should be inclusive and look after the rights of all people for the betterment of our country.
    Maya’s literary works allowed her to overcome racism and establish a standard of excellence to follow. The standard of excellence she set displays how not only an African American, but also how a woman can overcome discrimination and resist racism while still excelling in today’s society. Her pieces of work not only educated the public on issues, they bring forth the controversial struggles of racism. By demanding justice, Maya Angelou respects the human dignity of every individual regardless of his or her heritage, social class, race, or intellectual or physical disability. She gives people a sense of hope and inspires those to fight against racism and discrimination.
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    [i] "Marguerite Annie Angelou." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Nov 04 2013, 04:15 http://www.biography.com/people/maya-angelou-9185388.
    [ii] "Maya Angelou Biography." -- Academy of Achievement. American Academy of Achievement, 2013. Web. 05 Nov. 2013. <http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ang0bio-1>.
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    The choice worthy good that Maya Angelou realized was the dignity of the human person and how each life deserves to be treated withrespect. Throughout Maya’s life she has been treated with a lack of dignity due to racism and discrimination. Due to this she instills how important it is in society to treat another human being with respect and dignity. One of Maya’s obstacles she faced with this choice worthy good was being able to accept the dignity of her own life. Because society allowed segregation and racial discrimination it was difficult to find the importance of her own life when everyone was dehumanizing and abusing African Americans. Maya emphasizes that “This person is as human as I,” once one recognizes this then it is very difficult to engage in malicious acts toward another human being.[ix] Once Maya was able to see the dignity of the human life she was able to instill these beliefs onto others.
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    “I think that you must struggle for betterment for yourself and for everyone. It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air; we all have it or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.”
    [i] "Marguerite Annie Angelou." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Nov 04 2013, 04:15 http://www.biography.com/people/maya-angelou-9185388.
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