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The 9 Words That Changed Dr. Maya Angelou’s Life Forever – Super Soul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network

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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928  in St. Louis, Missouri.  After her parents divorce at the age of three, she went to live in Stamps, Arkansas with her grandmother.  There she grew up under Jim Crow laws that legally enforced racial discrimination. She was given the nickname Maya by her brother who had a stutter and could not pronounce her name.  He called her My…