Why Maya Angelou Became Mute After Being Raped at Age 7

Aired on 04/23/1986 | CC
In this clip, Maya Angelou discusses the traumatic childhood event that rendered her mute for years. She also reminisces about the time her grandmother told her she believed Maya was destined to be a preacher. Here, she and Oprah muse over the fact that Maya's grandmother's prediction had come true: She had indeed become a preacher, "in her way."