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Maya Angelou was the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco

While she is known across the world as one of the greatest writers and poets of all time, Maya Angelou also has another claim to fame in the history books - she was the first female black streetcar conductor in San Francisco, ever. She accomplished the feat as a teenager, well before she made a name for herself writing such famous poetry as “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” and “The Heart of a Woman”.