As you may know, Dr. Maya Angelou passed away this past Wednesday - May 28, 2014.
Words cannot express how great an influence Maya Angelou has had on my life.
I picked up her (autobiographical) book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” at the age of about 13. At the time, I was attending an almost all white school and lived in an almost all white area. I was battling my own demons on the homefront as well. Seeing how she managed to come to peace with who she was – as a young black woman — and the things that had happened to her gave me my first glimmer of hope. I cannot count how many times I have read the book from cover to cover over the years.
She was a woman of great wisdom, power, and strength. Never will she be forgotten.
Here her recite my all-time favourite poem here.