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This speaks to the current lives of Black women, constantly having to reinvent themselves , constantly having to encounter cruel situations. It never ends for the Black woman; the struggle that is. To others they were mostly seen and described in the abstract, concrete in their labour but surreal in their humanness. They knew the burden of feminine sensibilities suffocated by masculine responsibilities. We meet them, undeniably strong , unapologetically direct.
A lack of courage allows us to remain blinded to our own history and deaf to the cries of the past. We do not need to adopt the attitudes of our parents but need to adopt our own attitudes.
We also need to understand our history and to understand the plight of our people. This chapter speaks about how there is always hope because if our forefathers were able to make it through their troublesome times, so should we be able to make it through ours.
Poor Poverty For as long as there is poverty in the world, we have not progressed as a nation. This unity should mean that Black men should respect Black women and should become a united force as opposed to being separated. This is why the movement MenAreTrash was created because the patriarchal gender order in the world is something that needs to first be debunked and then eradicated rom society. The Rage Against Violence When approaching situations of danger, Angelou believes that one should allow themselves to get mad before they get scared, in order to protect yourself.
Being mad first means that instinctively you will protect yourself and not act out of fear. Art for the Sake of the Soul This is one of the most touching chapters for me as Angelou explains how Art has kept Black people going, has given them courage to stand up for what they believe in, it has made waves in their countries, it has ensured that their history is not erased.
Art is a form of expression, it is a way of life, it is our safe haven, it is what has kept us alive. Her mom was not only a great teacher academically but also a great teacher of life.
Flowers, an educated African American woman, finally got her to speak again. Flowers: A Moment of Friendship , emphasized the importance of the spoken word, explained the nature of and importance of education, and instilled in her a love of poetry.
Angelou graduated at the top of her eighth-grade class. When Angelou, just seventeen, graduated from high school and gave birth to a son, Guy, she began to work as the first African American and first female street car conductor in San Francisco. After they separated, Angelou continued her study of dance in New York City, returning to San Francisco to sing in the Purple Onion cabaret and garnering the attention of talent scouts.
From to , she was a member of the cast of a touring production of Porgy and Bess. During the late s, Angelou sang in West Coast and Hawaiian nightclubs, before returning to New York to continue her stage career. Angelou joined the Harlem Writers Guild in the late s and met James Baldwin and other important writers.
It was during this time that Angelou had the opportunity to hear Dr. Martin Luther King speak.
Inspired by his message, she decided to become a part of the struggle for civil rights. She was offered a position as the northern coordinator for Dr.
Following her work for Dr. She worked as a freelance writer and was a feature editor at the African Review. When Angelou returned to the United States in the mids, she was encouraged by author James Baldwin and Robert Loomis, an editor at Random House, to write an autobiography.
It won immediate success and was nominated for a National Book Award. It is widely taught in schools, though it has faced controversy over its portrayal of race, sexual abuse and violence. Though her books are episodic and tightly-crafted, the events seldom follow a strict chronology and are arranged to emphasize themes.
It took Angelou fifteen years to write the final volume of her autobiography, A Song Flung up to Heaven Holst wrote in Christian Century. Angelou was also a prolific and widely-read poet, and her poetry has often been lauded more for its depictions of Black beauty, the strength of women, and the human spirit; criticizing the Vietnam War; demanding social justice for all—than for its poetic virtue.