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05/28/2014 – Dr.Maya Angelou – Dead At 86

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Dr. Maya Angelou – 1928 – 2014

Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:

Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.

Guy B. Johnson*

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist.

Angelou died on May 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she had served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University since 1982. She was 86.** To read more click here

*Source: http://mayaangelou.com



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May 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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