Maya Angelou

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“Love to mothers, memories of mothers and those who live their lives mothering.” #MayaAngelou 🌻 Happy Mother's Day! �n2
During Teacher Appreciation Week, we thank all of the extraordinary educators and celebrate you all throughout the year. So many work tirelessly with students, families, and communities to teach future generations with courage, compassion, and care. 🎦
"Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." #MayaAngelou
"Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” #MayaAngelou
“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” #MayaAngelou
"When we come to it We, this people, on this wayward, floating body Created on this earth, of this earth Have the power to fashion for this earth A climate where every man and every woman Can live freely without sanctimonious piety Without crippling fear.” #MayaAngelou
“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.” #MayaAngelou 🌎 Happy#EarthDayy!k
“I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God...when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous.” #MayaAngelou Happy Easter!
“I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.” ― Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom 🌷 Celebrating#BlackMaternalHealthWeekkN
"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart." #MayaAngelou
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” #MayaAngelou
"Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise." #MayaAngelou History has been made with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson becoming the first Black woman to be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. We stand with you.…
“Thank you, always say thank you; it’s the greatest gift you can give someone; because thank you is what you say to God.” #MayaAngelou Thank you to everyone who celebrated the birthday of Maya Angelou on Monday. We will continue to honor and uplift her life and legacy.❤️
.@DrMayaAngelou was born on this day in 1928. Alan Yentob profiled the trail-blazing activist, poet and writer using interviews captured on film just before her death in 2014. Stream imagine... on @BBCiPlayer now:
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Happy Birthday, @DrMayaAngelou! For 30 years Dr. Angelou inspired generations of our students to become better writers, thinkers and citizens. Through the annual #MayaAngelou Garden Party, we celebrated what would have been her 94th birthday with a community celebration.
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"If you're going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can't be erased." #MayaAngelou As we celebrate Maya Angelou's birthday, we are grateful to share more about our Matriarch's legacy in our newsletter.…
"I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back." #MayaAngelou
"It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me." #MayaAngelou
Celebrate Dr. Angelou's Birthday weekend with @WakeForest! Many come out every year for the Maya Angelou Garden Party in Winston-Salem, NC, or celebrate virtually by watching and listening to past celebrations. See you Sunday, April 3rd, 2-4 pm.…
"You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise." #MayaAngelou As we prepare to celebrate Dr. Angelou's birthday we are also celebrating the inaugural Day of Reading on April 4th! #DRAngelouGift
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” #MayaAngelou
"Let me remind all women that we live longer and better lives when we have sisters we love, not necessarily born in our bloodline or of our race. Sisters." #MayaAngelou
"Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else." #MayaAngelou
"Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud." #MayaAngelou
"Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise." #MayaAngelou
"The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me. It's fascinating because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today. I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for the overcoming." #MayaAngelou
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” #MayaAngelou
"We are not our brother’s keeper we are our brother and we are our sister." #MayaAngelou
#ICYMI The Nat'l @womenshistory Museum recently hosted a special conversation with members of the team who helped bring the American Women Quarters™ Program to life. Watch it online at… #HerQuarter @smithsonian @WCPInst @DrMayaAngelou @TheBlackCaucus
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What a fitting tribute to have Dr. Maya Angelou become the first Black woman on the U.S. quarter—she was a phenomenal woman whose comfort in her own skin made so many of us feel seen in ours.…
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"This International Women’s Day lifts my heart and makes me remember all the women who have been daughters, mothers and sisters to me. I am grateful and I thank them." #MayaAngelou Happy International Women's Day! 💐q
"Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet." #MayaAngelou
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” #MayaAngelou
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." #MayaAngelou 💐 Happy#WomensMonthhV
"You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole. God already did that. Your job is to know it." #MayaAngelou
"It's very hard to hate someone if you look them in the eye and recognize them as a human being." #MayaAngelou
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” #MayaAngelou
Mr. GUY JOHNSON passed away peacefully at his home this morning in Oakland, CA. Arrangements will be made and announced in the coming days. We ask that you respect the family's privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers and words of comfort and strength.
"I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because love liberates. Love liberates it doesn’t just hold, that’s ego, love liberates!" #MayaAngelou Happy Valentine's Day!
“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.” #MayaAngelou
This is a remarkable event in American history and an acknowledgment of the contribution that women have made throughout our history. Full statement by Mr. Guy Johnson, Dr. Maya Angelou's son:… @usmint:
“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” #MayaAngelou
“My wish for you is joy. When you wish someone joy, you wish peace, love, prosperity, health, happiness... all the good things.” #MayaAngelou
"From the 40's through the 60's [Langston Hughes] was called the 'People's Poet.' Years later people would call me the same. I am eternally grateful to capture our lives poetically." #MayaAngelou Happy Birthday #LangstonHughes & Happy #BlackHistoryMonth
“Our young must be taught that racial peculiarities do exist, but beneath the skin, beyond the differing features and into the true heart of being, fundamentally we are more alike my friend than we are unalike. #MayaAngelou
"Pick up the battle and make it a better world just where you are. It can be better and it must be better, but it's up to us." #MayaAngelou
"I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us—I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side—then it's easier to grow resilience..." #MayaAngelou…
Oprah Reacts to Holding the Maya Angelou Quarter for the First Time
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We honor and respect the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today and always. Continue to pursue freedom and justice. The Angelou Johnson Family.…
"You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it."
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