Her life was never easy. From the time she was born, Maya Angelou
was subjected to racism, rape, grief and dehumanization. She beared enough
emotional stress in a time frame that most people don't experience in a
lifetime. Yet she prevailed. She forced herself to become stronger. And in
doing so, she produced writings, which in turn, helped others to become
strong. Her experiences and the lessons learned gave her confidence to be a
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