By Alivia Wenze, Senior
I rise on April 4, 1928, as Marguerite Annie Johnson was also known as Lady Angelou.
I rise against the tragedy of being raped and becoming a mute.
I rise against the racial discrimination I had to endure living in the South.
I rise through my pain and suffering through writing.
I rise to stimulate my mind through French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and the West African language Fanti.
I rise with my brother and friend Dr.King in the Civil Rights Movement.
I became known for my work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
I became known as a teacher, mentor, and lecturer.
I became a national figure.
Through my literary pieces, you will know my story.
I dedicated my life to writing, peace, and unity.
I was honored by President Clinton and President Obama.
I die on May 28, 2014, but yet my legacy still rise.