Momma (Maya's grandmother, Annie Henderson):

Maya Angelou was raised by her grandmother in Stamps, AK from age three to age thirteen.

"Momma intended to teach Bailey and me to use the paths in life that she and her generation and all the Negroes gone before had found, and found to be safe ones."

(p. 46)I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. Copyright 1969, by Maya Angelou.