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Maya Angelou: “America’s Poet”

Yesterday morning brought the news that Maya Angelou had died at age 86.  The news coverage was befitting this American icon—long segments on virtually every national and local newscast, front page New York Times, plus a full page and half … Continue reading

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Meeting Oprah

Actually, though Oprah Winfrey makes a show-stopping appearance in this story, it’s really about meeting the person Oprah calls mother: poet-actress-activist MAYA ANGELOU.  I re-posted this by request on the occasion of Maya Angelou’s death in late May, 2014. In 1989 I, … Continue reading

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