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Maya Angelou

De Feu, Angelou marry

1 Jan, 1973

Angelou marries former Welsh carpenter Paul De Feu, seven years her junior. She and Guy move to California with De Feu. Regarding the decision to wed, Maya says it was her husband’s idea:

He said that if I were British or he black he’d be agreeable to merely live together. But with the difference in cultures, he wanted to make a public statement. So we married.