Maya Angelou’s "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
“Her first memoir, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," was published in 1969 and described growing up in the segregated South…In the '60s, Angelou was active in the civil rights movement and worked with Martin Luther King as the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. When she was 33, she moved with her son to West Africa, yearning for the sense of home she had been unable to find in America. In 1982, she became a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University.
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