Maya Angelou
April 4th 1928 — May 28th 2014

The American poet, author and civil activist died on May 28th at the age of 86. 

She left a legacy of artistic work, including the international bestseller "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "On the Pulse of Morning", that will keep touching the lives of generations to come. 

She started off her career as a streetcar driver and was the first female streetcar driver at the age of 16.

She then earned a degree in Dance and Drama. Yet after giving birth to her first child at the age of 17, she worked as a waitress to support herself and her newborn. 

Later, she took off a singing career for years recording her first album and touring Europe. 

Finally, she established her career as a writer creating powerful pieces of art that will live on forever. 

"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 

And we will never forget her...

 

A STATEMENT FROM DR. 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



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