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Jun 11 2014

Maya Angelou

by Joseph M

Two weeks ago, Maya Angelou died at the age of 86. A highly acclaimed writer, performer, and civil rights activist, Angelou achieved iconic status over the course of her lifetime, and her passing was widely mourned and marked with tributes from notable people around the world.

I recently found this article on The Huffington Post about the importance of libraries in Maya Angelou’s life, and I was particularly struck by the following quote:

“…I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts.”

Interested in learning more? DCPL has many titles by Maya Angelou; click here to see a catalog listing.

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