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Essay heading: 20 Century Genius Award
 
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She became determined to prove she was a woman and began to rush toward maturity. Angelou soon found herself pregnant at the age of sixteen. Angelou gave birth to a baby boy named Guy. This early life is the focus of Angelou's first autobiographical work, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (1970). Subsequent volumes of autobiography include “Gather Together in My Name” (1974), “Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas” (1976), “The Heart of a Woman” (1981), and “All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes” (1986)...
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Subsequent volumes of autobiography include “Gather Together in My Name” (1974), “Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas” (1976), “The Heart of a Woman” (1981), and “All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes” (1986). During Angelou’s stay in San Francisco she worked intermittently as a cocktail waitress, a prostitute and madam, a cook, and a dancer...
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