A woman who influenced history was a poet,
a teacher and activist has now laid to rest. A past childhood victim of rape who broke the silence through the art of writing has left us on May 28, 2014. Maya Angelou was well known for her 1993 poem at President Bill Clinton inauguration titled “On the Pulse of Morning.” St Louis Missouri born and Arkansas raised lived to affect people’s lives she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University and was the first black woman director in Hollywood. Dr. Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 years old. She not only got to see history but also had a chance to be a part of it. She also taught us women that we are Phenomenal, that throughout the racism people Still Stand Tall and Rise, and I do know now Why the Caged Bird Sings. She has and although not physically here she shall remain a role model for many. May her legacy continue to carry on, as we will never forget the amazing Dr. Maya Angelou.