ART: How Maya Angelou Makes Us All Reach for Greatness in Her Graciousness
“A BIRD DOES NOT SING BECAUSE IT HAS AN ANSWER, IT SINGS BECAUSE IT HAS A SONG.” — DR. MAYA ANGELOU
Join me today in finding power in your voice just as Dr. Maya Angelou did throughout her illustrious lifetime. The literary giant died last week at the age of 86 at her home in North Carolina, leaving behind a far-reaching narrative as poet, author, civil rights activist, dancer, director, educator, memoirist, filmmaker, historian and gracious humanitarian. A private memorial service will be held Saturday at Wake Forest University, streaming live for the public at http://mayaangelou.wfu.edu/memorial-service/
Seems like yesterday, but I remember wanting to read her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, after watching the made-for-TV movie as an inquisitive young girl in the 70s. Angelou left a profound impact again on Sunday night as that unmistakable voice resonated within me while watching Oprah’s Master Class (kudos OWN for #HonoringMaya encore presentations). Without doubt, Maya Angelou was a phenomenal woman, indeed.
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