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Dr. Maya Angelou


By: CJ Ramsaran

Dr. Maya Angelou had an extraordinary wit and her literary style was passionate and profound in every sense ; some would say her style was irrefutable.

Angelou’s poetry and essays recanted stories of her personal life experiences and struggles.  Experiences and struggles of family, friends, love, trust, inequality, heartache, pain, inspiration, and spirituality which Angelou’s fan base could relate to.  Angelou’s stories resisted stereotypes and broke barriers leaving us with a number of valuable lessons:

  • She taught women to be bold and fearless, yet she taught them to maintain a classy and sophisticated demeanor.  
  • She taught men to be strong and to respect women.
  • She taught men and women alike there is a whole world out there and encouraged us to explore it.  
  • She advocated for change and encouraged us to do the same.
  • She taught us about spirituality and being thankful.
  • She taught us to be proud of and to respect who we are.

Dr. Maya Angelou your legacy is phenomenal and we thank you for the lessons you have bestowed upon us.

May the ancestors welcome you with open arms and may your sweet soul rest in eternal peace.


“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”

~Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

November 2017
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