Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Black, white and poor in rural Arkansas: the passing of Maya Angelou

This morning, the New York Times reported the death of Maya Angelou, at age 86.  The story includes this paragraph:  
As well known as she was for her memoirs, which eventually filled six volumes, Ms. Angelou (pronounced AHN-zhe-lo) very likely received her widest exposure on a chilly January day in 1993, when she delivered the inaugural poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” at the swearing-in of Bill Clinton, the nation’s 42nd president, who, like Ms. Angelou, had grown up poor in rural Arkansas.

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