Poets Eugene Redmond and Maya Angelou with the omnipresent Oprah
“May you rest in peace, Dear Maya, you who supported my mission and work; you who brightened and deepened the dark, shallow outlook befallen us.”
— Al Young
Maya Angelou in 1969, the year of her landmark memoir.
Photo: Chester Higgins, Jr.
â€śIâ€™ll probably be writing when the Lord says, ‘Maya, Maya Angelou, itâ€™s time,’â€ť Angelou told TIME in 2013
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
STATEMENT FROM DR. MAYA ANGELOU’S FAMILY
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.
Guy B. Johnson
Margalit Fox: “Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86” | NYTimes.com, May 28, 2014
“10 Questions with Maya Angelou” (Belinda Luscombe, editor-at-large, Time, Inc), April 8, 2013 | Video
Courtesy of Radio-Free 102.3 KJLH, Los Angeles
Photo: Dan I. Slobin
The Maya Angelou plaque in Jack Kerouac Alley between City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio’s in San Francisco’s North Beach