Remembering Maya Angelou

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Angelou in an Interview for Beautifully Said Magazine (2012)

I wasn’t assigned to read Ms. Angelou in school. I knew some famous quotes, but I hadn’t read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings when I first heard her speak at UC Davis’s Freeborn Hall—back in the mid-nineties when I was a freshman. But that voice. That voice that could make you feel so much compelled me to. She was an incredible orator and an inspiring woman. I’m happy to be compelled to read her words again today, even if under unfortunate circumstances.

Here’s another’s remembrance, better told, from NPR’s Morning Edition.

[Photo by Taylor Jewell for Vogue]

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