Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Dies at 86 - Some of Her Inspirational Quotes

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Maya Angelou was one of the most famous and inspiring poets and writers of her time, an author of several books and an American poet laureate. Maya Angelou died last night with her family beside her in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital while recovering from an illness.

Maya Angelou was to be honored this Friday with the Beacon of Life Award at Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Game when she fell ill and had to cancel. She has received more than 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world. She published 7 autobiographies, 3 books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years.

May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

Some of her quotes as seen on Instagram.

1 comment:

  1. RIP Maya Angelou. Maya, you have inspired and motivated millions of people for decades. You're an example for all of us, showing us what the right combination of talent and hard work can do. You spoke truths, both popular and unpopular, in a way that everyone could hear. You set a bar for simple excellence beautifully expressed which will be a standard for generations. Thank you for sharing your gift, your life, your self with us.


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