Another legend departs: Maya Angelou dies at 86

| May 29, 2014
Dr Christopher A Johnson

Dr Christopher A Johnson

ANOTHER LEGEND BEQUEATHS:

America news. The passing of Maya Angelou, civil rights activist, writer and author, has left an indelible hiatus in the cultural integration movement (as we come to know it). Having met her in the 1990s for a newspaper interview, one could not help but be impressed by her sagacity, graciousness, biting wit, professionalism and humility. Mere adjectival phrases are not sufficient to express the pains, struggles and triumphs that were hers and shared by many of her contemporaries.

As we mourn her passing, she has bequeathed an endurable legacy of collective identity and purpose determined by destiny and pure faith. Condolences are extended to Angelou’s family-relatives, friends, benefactors and countless followers of her memorable works including a favourite autobiography,  “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. See link for report on her life: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/maya-angelou-defied-stereotypes-her-work-fueled-struggle-n116956

 

Photo courtesy www.poetryfoundation.org

Photo courtesy www.poetryfoundation.org

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