Maya Angelou recites emancipation proclmation poem
- Statement from 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
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:15 pm
Maya Angelou lived a life that epitomized one of her most famous poems, “Still I Rise” – “You may write me down in history/With your bitter, twisted lies/You may tread me in the very dirt/But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
And up until her death early Wednesday morning, she refused to shrink from life.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:15 pm.