Maya Angelou Dies at Age 86

The world has truly lost someone special. Her contributions to literature continue to go unmatched. As an African American author, poet, actress, etc. others can only hope to be 1/4 as talented and well rounded as her. The first real book I ever read was I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Her writings motivated me to write about the things that drive me crazy as a teen. My journal and my vacations into good books were deterrents from me having any desire to pick up a gun & shoot my classmates. Promote education and literature for our youth because we are losing. Them to guns. Maya Angelou was raped and had a hard childhood, only to be seen in her death as an icon. Dr. Maya Angelou you live on through your writings but you will truly be missed.