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MAYA ANGELOU (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) | In Memoriam

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Click Update to watch the June 7, 2014 Maya Angelou Memorial Service at Wake Forest University


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(with Bill Moyers)


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Poets Eugene Redmond and Maya Angelou with the omnipresent Oprah
(Maya’s ‘Ascension’)



“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

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Maya Angelou in 1969, the year of her landmark memoir.
Photo: Chester Higgins, Jr.

“I’ll probably be writing when the Lord says, ‘Maya, Maya Angelou, it’s time,’” 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


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


1928-2014: Maya Angelou, writer, performer and participant in the civil rights movement

By Isaac Finn and Sandy English
18 June 2014
© World Socialist Web Site

Margalit Fox: “Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86” |, May 28, 2014


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Courtesy of Radio-Free 102.3 KJLH, Los Angeles


Angelou Engraved SF

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


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One Response to “MAYA ANGELOU (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) | In Memoriam”

  1. Barbara Tierney Says:

    Maya the Magnificent. Flying free now. Thanks for the literary masterpieces you have left for the world.

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