maya angelou

maya angelou


finding my voice (2010):

Poet, author and humanitarian Maya Angelou has passed (may 28, 2014). She was 86.

Her last tweet, sent May 23, spoke volumes about her life and the inspiration we all were given by her.

Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014


quiet enough


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Maya Angelou (/ˈm.ə ˈænəl/; born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.


convo with Dave Chappelle:

without courage – you can’t practice any other virtue consistently


one of many tweets on may 28 2014..

dream defenders


(doc) – and still i rise []

when told of mom’s boyfriend raping her.. he ended up dead.. so she stopped speaking for 5? years.. because ‘her voice kills people’

1:03 – when mlk was killed.. fell into mutism again.. baldwin came and got her out of it