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History 106 spring 2008 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , Maya Angelou, 1969. Answer the question below, typed and double spaced. The paper is due on April 11 . Maximum length is two pages. On pages 272 and 273, Maya Angelou wrote, “Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflicts than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity….The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all these forces of nature
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Unformatted text preview: at the same time she is caught in the tripartite crossfire of masculine prejudice, white illogical hate and Black lack of power.” Prompt: Which affected her life more, race or gender? Do not answer “both.” Make a judgment about which to choose as your answer, then explain your choice by supporting it with citations from Angelou’s book. You may reference evidence from the history of the era, if appropriate. When you use quotes, give the page number....
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