Dating while poet
During the late 1950s, 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 1950s and met James Baldwin and other important writers.
From 1954 to 1955, she was a member of the cast of a touring production of .is an enigma insofar as actual facts of his life go.Some scholars believe him to be one man; others think these iconic stories were created by a group. When the man was murdered by her uncles for his crime, Angelou felt responsible, and stopped talking. Angelou graduated at the top of her eighth-grade class. She was also an educator and served as the Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. Neubauer in Angelou describes how she was first cuddled then raped by her mother's boyfriend when she was just seven years old. Du Bois, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar, as well as canonical works by William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Allan Poe. Flowers, an educated black woman, finally got her to speak again. Flowers, as Angelou recalled in her children’s book emphasized the importance of the spoken word, explained the nature of and importance of education, and instilled in her a love of poetry.