Vivian Baxter

Standard Name: Baxter, Vivian


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Dedications Maya Angelou
Having no biological daughter, MA addressed this book to some women who mothered me through dark and bright days beginning with her biological grandmother and mother , one woman who allows me to be a...
Dedications Maya Angelou
The dedication thanks Vivian Baxter , who generously taught me how to be a mother, allowing me to dedicate this book to one of the most courageous and generous men I know, my son, Guy Bailey Johnson
Family and Intimate relationships Maya Angelou
MA 's mother, Vivian Baxter , worked as a nurse, professional gambler, bar owner and entertainer.
Innes, Lyn. “Maya Angelou Obituary”. The Guardian.
She was the daughter of an almost-white woman who spoke all her life with the German accent of...
Textual Features Maya Angelou
In the title-poem MA speaks for her race, or for all the wretched of the earth. It opens: You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may tread...
Textual Production Maya Angelou
MA gave a starring role to her mother, Vivian Baxter , in Mom & Me & Mom, an episodic collection of anecdotes and aphorisms.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Textual Production Maya Angelou
The events that led up to this book were the devastating murder of Martin Luther King and the success of MA 's tv series Black, Blues, Black. Then an editor at Random House suggested...


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