Maya Angelou
03/21/2017 at 15:47. Facebook
"I had had a difficulty in St. Louis when I was seven-and-a-half. I had been raped and the person who had raped me was killed. I said he -- I called his name and he was killed. And I thought at the time that it was my voice that caused the man to be dead and so I just refused to put my voice out and put anybody else in danger." Maya Angelou.
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Maya Angelou
03/19/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
"The breezes of the West African night were intimate and shy, licking the hair, sweeping through cotton dresses with unseemly intimacy, then disappearing into the utter blackness. Daylight was equally insistent, but much more bold and thoughtless. It dazzled, muddling the sight. It forced through my closed eyelids, bringing me up and out of a borrowed bed and into brand new streets.
After...
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Caged Bird Legacy | The Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou

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"Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll...
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“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.” Maya Angelou. Rid yourself of pride and allow your heart to flow from humility, vulnerability and courage. The Angelou Johnson Family
"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou. The Maya Angelou Schools' Student Government President has followed in Dr. Angelou's footsteps and we want to take time to acknowledge him and introduce you all to a very thoughtful young leader, Robert Edwards. He was recently honored by former Mayor Vincent Gray and received the 2017 Black...
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"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." Maya Angelou. We have made a lot of progress but we can not afford to become comfortable and stand still. Stand up for yourself, take a stand for others and continue to support our collective human family. Happy International Women's Day! The Angelou Johnson Family. #WomensDay
"The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I've sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I've seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I've not seen any two
who really were the same."
Maya Angelou from "Human Family".
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The Human Family — Shot on iPhone — Apple

The Human Family #ShotoniPhone Words by Maya Angelou

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"Now I see when the people were passing out the big packets of land and money, my people had none of that to give me...But what they gave me, look at what they gave me my Lord! Look at what they gave me! It opened doors for me all over the world." Maya Angelou. After growing up in the Jim Crow South, Maya Angelou traveled the world. It is only right that the Maya Angelou Film tours in the...
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - South Arts

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"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." Maya Angelou. Part of our Matriarch's generosity was to give us books that showed us the liberating process of living life to the full. PBS American Masters has taken a look at Dr. Angelou's autobiographies and created a helpful guide through some of our Matriarch's books. We urge you to see and explore for...
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Explore Dr. Maya Angelou's Life through her books | Blog | American Masters | PBS

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"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." Maya Angelou. Let us stand up for each other today, this month and always. The Angelou Johnson Family. (Photograph of Maya Angelou & mother Vivian Baxter)
"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." Maya Angelou. If you can get to Nova Scotia, Canada this Saturday please do attend a very special screening of "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" and a very special discussion with Co-Director Rita Coburn Whack at Halifax Black Film Festival - HBFF. Before...
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To all of our followers in the UK and anyone who can tune into the BBC, tomorrow night BBC One will air the Maya Angelou Film at 22:45! We hope you tune in and spread this great news. The Angelou Johnson Family #bbcimagine #mayaangeloufilm #andstillirise
“People ask…’Did you grow up in her shadow?’ No, I didn’t. I grew up in her light.” Guy Johnson, Maya Angelou’s son. It is truly a privilege to share our Matriarch with the world. Parents, children, mentors and friends, we hope you all have the great opportunity to positively impact one another and gain inspiration from each other. The Angelou Johnson Family.
The Maya Angelou Film is re-airing so check your local listings on the PBS American Masters site under schedule to see if it is available in your area. "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" is available both on DVD by PBS & Amazon, and for digital download on iTunes, Google Play & Amazon.com. Thank you again for all who have watched. Please enjoy & share. The Angelou Johnson Family...
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"For a black man at that time to teach and to learn and to study under those circumstances when people were being lynched...what Dr. Du Bois showed is that he had enormous courage." Maya Angelou. In our Matriarch's home libraries you could find many books, and among those would be an extensive collection of W.E.B. Du Bois. Du Bois was born today in 1868 and lived until 1963. Dr. Angelou met...
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Maya Angelou Spoke of W.E.B DuBois in One of Her Last Interviews

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angelou. Many of you have requested a stylish keepsake.The Maya Angelou shirts & tote help support the Maya Angelou Foundation, Caged Bird Legacy and contribute to various schools, charities and health centers. Thank you to the many who've watched the...
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"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" is premiering right now on PBS American Masters! We are excited and hope you take photos of your experience and please tag Maya Angelou Film on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Thank you Actors & Creators Will Dalton, Chris Greene, Trevante Rhodes, Niecy Nash, & Yvonne Orji for promoting the film. You can see their videos on both Dr. Angelou & the Maya Angelou...
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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." Maya Angelou. Join our family tonight as we gather together and watch "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise". This is available on PBS American Masters. You can watch the Maya Angelou Film in the...
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With gratitude we announce the “Dr. Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office”. The Center City Post Office, 200 Town Run Ln, Winston Salem, NC 27101 will be renamed for our Matriarch today! Great-granddaughter Caylin Johnson is accepting this honor. Our thanks to Congresswoman Alma Adams, Acting Winston-Salem Postmaster Sharon Patrick, Post Office District Manager Russell Gardner, Winston-Salem...
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What makes Maya Angelou's story so important? John Singleton weighs in. As we get ready for the broadcast tomorrow, we'll be sharing videos with you today. Please post and share. John Singleton used our Matriach's poetry in his film Poetic Justice and he was interviewed for the documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, airing tomorrow February 21st on PBS' American Masters, check your local...
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