Callie Crossley recalls she was just a girl the first time she saw Maya Angelou speak. The artist read from her work, sang, and danced, weaving together a narrative about weathering pain and reveling in joy. (Paul Morigi/AP Images)
By Callie Crossley
Shaquille ONeal and Esperanza Spalding both got a leg up thanks to the preschool program Head Start. Because of the Congressional cuts known as sequestration, nearly 2,000 three- and four-year olds in Massachusetts won't be able to enroll in the program this year.