A few minutes ago we lost a great intellectual, a leader, seeker of truth and a great visionary – Dr. Maya Angelou.
Like many of you, I grew up listening to, and often reciting, Dr. Angelou’s great poems. She entered my life at that awkward time when I needed a role model to look up to. Of course there was my mother, and many strong women who helped her to raise me, but I also longed to model a wise woman who I could add to my inner circle. Dr. Angelou was this person for me.
Whenever I would sit and read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Life for Me Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair, Phenomenal Woman, and Still I Rise, the world somehow seemed better. It was as if everything, and everyone, was kinder and easier to understand. There is true power in the written word.
I came across Dr. Angelou’s interview with Bobby Jones titled The Mask and I wanted to share it in her honor.
Brooklyn Legends joins the world in mourning the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou. Thank you dear Maya. You will always be a beacon for many of us.
Rest in Peace.