Prolific author, poet, and one of the most celebrated voices in modern literature, Maya Angelou, has passed away peacefully in her North Carolina home. She was 86. Throughout the course of her life and career, Angelou produced several autobiographies, the first of which – I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing – brought her to national recognition. During her career she published over thirty books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry alike, received numerous awards for her writing, and was bestowed over thirty honorary doctoral degrees.
‘I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenally woman, that’s me’. Maya Angelou
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) May 28, 2014
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – MayaAngelou
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) May 28, 2014
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time”. RIP Maya Angelou, THE INFLUENTIAL VOICE OF OUR TIME!
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) May 28, 2014
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” —Maya Angelou pic.twitter.com/oR11k7rwxk
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 28, 2014
Truly, a wholly unique, and eternally important voice; the rainbow in all of our clouds.