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A Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou

August 24, 2020
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The life and legacy of author, educator, and civil rights activistDr. Maya Angelou will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Friday, September 12th at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM. 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.