Today is the Homegoing for Dr. Maya Angelou.
To a life well lived.
To what she gave the WORLD.
Thank you, Dr. Angelou.
Though I never met Dr. Angelou, she spoke to me through her words. She spoke to me when I heard her voice – which was made for poetry, if you understand. When I listened to Dr. Angelou, I heard the female Elders all around me, not just in my family, but in church, and the beauty shop, and everywhere in between.
Wait Chapel is shown at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, June 6, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey are joining First Lady Michelle Obama at a weekend memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou at Wait Chapel. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
UPDATE: First lady Michelle Obama
Cicely Tyson speaks
Oprah Winfrey Speaks
Guy Johnson speaks