Maya Angelou - Research Article from American Homefront in WWII

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Growing Up During the Great Depression

Marguerite Annie Johnson (later known as Maya Angelou) was born on April 4, 1928, to Vivian Baxter and Bailey Johnson of St. Louis, Missouri. Her brother, Bailey Johnson Jr., was born the previous year. The family moved west to Long Beach, California, soon after Marguerite's birth. When their parents divorced in 1931, the two youngsters, Marguerite and Bailey, were sent alone on a long train ride eastward to live with their paternal grandmother, Annie Johnson Henderson, in Stamps, Arkansas. The children called her Momma, and she would take care of them off and on throughout their lives.

When Marguerite turned seven years old, she and Bailey reunited with their mother, who was now living in St. Louis. A year later, Marguerite suffered an assault at the hands of one of her mother's boyfriends. The trauma left the little girl without a voice. The children...

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