Maya Angelou Opens Up About Getting Pregnant at 16 and Being a Teen Mom
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When she was just 16 years old, Maya Angelou got pregnant with her son, Guy Johnson. At a time when teen mothers were often shamed and/or pushed into marrying the baby's father, the now-literary icon and renowned poet had a support system many other teen moms lacked: her own mother. Watch Dr. Angelou talk about how her mom, Vivian Baxter, supported her after finding out that Dr. Angelou became pregnant as a teenager.