15 Most Interesting Facts About Maya Angelou You May Not Have Known


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She Temporarily Dropped Out of High School to Work

In 1941 Maya Angelou won a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor School, but she dropped out of the high school to become San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor.






She Returned to High School and Graduated While Pregnant

After giving high school another try, Angelou became pregnant and graduated a few weeks before giving birth to her only child, Guy Johnson.

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