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A Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou


The life and legacy of author, educator, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou are honored with a public memorial celebration on September 12, 2014, at the Riverside Church in New York. The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends, and writers who were influenced by her outstanding life and work.

Dr. Angelou, who died on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86, was a warrior for equality, tolerance, and peace. Her words and actions continue to stir our souls, energize our bodies, liberate our minds, and heal our hearts.

The memorial celebration is being hosted by the family of Dr. Maya Angelou; Random House; The Schomburg Center in Black Culture, part of The New York Public Library; and The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.