Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and President Bill Clinton provide eulogies for Maya Angelou's memorial service. A beautiful service! Oprah and Michelle Obama have some wonderful things to say about how her words and love affected them as young black girls (and women) growing up (and living) in a racist and patriarchal world.
Take a look at these interesting pieces from around the web!
Maya Angelou, her own openness with her past, respectability politics, and the erasure of her history as a sex worker.
Pharrell does not think that men can be feminists.
Ralph Ellison is no longer the Invisible Man.
How reparations could work.
This is what a contemporary segregated school system looks like.
Listen to Maya Angelou recite "And Still I Rise", "Phenomenal Woman", and "On The Pulse of The Morning".
Some of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes:
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
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.
I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you.
We must confess that we are the possible
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