Legendary African American poet, Dr. Maya Angelou, has died in her North Carolina home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86-years of age. Angelou is America's most famous modern poet, penning pieces that uplifted millions during challenging times in the nation's history. She also stood for women's rights at a time in history females were treated like second class citizens in the nation and the world. For this service she became a national treasure.
Her works have been appreciated all over the globe and she was invited to visit many nations to speak and recite her poetry. My aunt, Professor Lorna Goodison, who is also a poet laureate, had the distinct honor of having her poetry published in a book with Dr. Angelou entitled, "Quartet Of Stories." Angelou's potent words, effervescent smile and sweet spirit will be greatly missed.