I know why the caged bird sings-Octavio Perez

In the poem I know why the caged bird sings it talks about a African America female that been assaulted in her years of growing up.By the forces of nature. When she was in the tripartite of a male prejudice. That the white illogical hate, and black having the lack of power to things. How Maya Angelou faced life in the 1950’s and the 1960’s as well in her childhood.She is talking about how she couldn’t go to places.


Dr. Maya Angelou 1928- perez

Dr. Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in Missouri,She was raised in St. Louis stamp,Arkansas.  Dr. Angelou had a love for the art and won a scholarship, she studied to dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor school. She later dropped out of school at the age of fourteen. She became the first San Francisco African-American female cable car conductor.  Later she gave birth to her son Guy at the age of sixteen. In the early and mid 50’s Angelou went to Europe to study modern dancing with Martha Graham.  In 1958 she moved to New York, where she joined the Harlem writers guild.  In the 1964 she met Malcom X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.