A great, video-laden post on the Memorial Service yesterday (6/7/14) for Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014). Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, BeBe Winans, & Cicely Tyson are spotlighted in the videos. The one-of-a-kind ‘woman of faith’ was 86 when she passed. Greg S.
Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou’s wisdom when they needed help to rise.
Family and friends, both famous and anonymous, gathered Saturday to remember one of the 20th century’s most famous black writers. Amid tears, laughter, and gospel singing, they met at Wake Forest University, where she taught for 32 years though she never graduated from college. Dr. Angelou, as she liked to be addressed out of respect for all the honorary degrees she received, died May 28 at age 86.
Hers was a remarkable life, linking worlds of civil rights, poetry, acting and teaching — those present recalled at the two-hour-long tribute.
“We could just all be…
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