Graduation Maya Angelou Analysis

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Graduation plays an important role in everyone’s lives. Whether its graduating from kindergarten, from high school, or from college, it is exciting, nerve-racking, and when it is done and over with, a relief. Graduation is important because it the first step to lead us to our goals and what we want to achieve in live. Maya Angelou was excited to graduate the eighth grade and move on to the next step in her life. Maya Angelou was born in 1928, she was a poet, writer, and civil rights activist. During her life time she published three books of essays, seven autobiographies, and many poetry books. In her essay published in the “Little seagull reader, second edition” she talks about her experience graduating for the eighth grade. In her essay “Graduation” she shares her emotions and feelings graduating and felling like she is on top, but not everything went so smoothly during the graduation ceremony. The ceremony took a halt when a Caucasian male speaker took the stage and presented his thoughts and ideas about how the school could change. His speech left everyone feeling dejected after he secured new improvements for the while high school. Angelou felt as if …show more content…
Rosa Parks is a good example of what racism looked like. In the American History journal (Page 80) it was said “Rosa Parks was not just the mother of America 's civil rights movement--"the lady who wouldn 't give up her seat on the bus" in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955.” Rosa stood her ground and didn’t move her seat just because she was African American, she went to jail to prove herself and prove to others that it is uncalled for to be forced to move seats due to the color of your skin. Rosa Parks made history that day and set a big example to everyone else that her treatment was uncalled for and she was going to stand her ground to prove that to

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