Today the world experienced an immense loss with the passing of the great author, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou at the age of 86, but she has left a trademark on this Earth that we will cherish for many, many years to come.
Dr. Angelou was known for using her words to uplift people, rather than to bring them down. She wrote and spoke about injustices, and many subjects pertaining to human equality. She taught us the powerful use of words, and we will continue to honor everything she taught us.
Her legacy includes mentoring one of the most influential woman, Oprah Winfrey, as well as her well known writings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Still I Rise and On The Pulse Of Morning.
Maya Angelou was a woman who lived with infinite grace and purpose. During her lifetime she received 50 honorary degrees, three Grammy awards, and was a woman of many titles including - Hollywood director and actress, teacher, activist, artist, dancer and probably the most prestige and precious to her – mother.
The world lost a legend today, but her legacy will remain alive. We will continue to honor such an amazing woman who taught us the power and impact that one person can have on the entire world. So we thank you Dr. Maya Angelou for sharing your talent and wisdom with us, May You Rest In Peace.
“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
“I like Dallas, and I like Houston,” she says. “I have good friends in San Antonio. I didn’t find anyplace I didn’t like. I really liked El Paso, too. Because I speak Spanish, I like to be in places where there are a lot of Mexican-Americans.”