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Maya Angelou: 1957

Maya Angelou: 1957

        Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86

New York, 1957. "Maya Angelou, full length portrait, dressed for her part in the Caribbean Calypso Festival." New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

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A Person to be Celebrated

She was blessed with the same greatness as Mandela, Gandhi, Muhammad Ali. They bear the gift of undeniable truth, courage, and above all, empathy. She was a rare and special human. We were blessed to share the same earth with her.

Alas...

Only after her passing, and hearing much of her interview material, have I come to realize that this person is so calmly introspective. One of those people that I would like to share a cup of coffee with.
Sic transit gloria mundi.

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What a lovely portrait! Her prose is (don't know how to overstrike was) wonderful.

Stunning!

What a beautiful lady.

Sic Transit

Gloria Mundi.

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