Rest in Paradise Dr. Sister Maya Angelou

Dr Maya Angelou
April 4, 1928-May28, 2014

  It is with sadness that I write this blog post. We as a world, have a lost a Matriarch. Award-winning author,  world renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, passed at the age of 86 on Wednesday May 28th.  Dr. Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson lit up our lives with her eloquence as a "Phenomenal Woman." She told us that "Still I Rise,"  and revealed and dealt with teen pregnancy, rape, and abuse in the autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
   In her early years she was a cast member of the opera "Porgy and Bess." Her work and accolades are so numerous. She directed the hit film "Down in the Delta,"  and accepted a lifetime professorship in American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
   I remember growing up and learning of Dr. Angelou and reading her work. She encouraged me to break the bonds of slavery in my own personal life and gave me strength from her work.
   We have a lost a soldier, a backbone of this world.  Let us carry on the torch and carry on with the word God has begun in Dr. Angelou.
  Rest in Paradise. We will see you soon.


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