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.
"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
"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
“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
"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. washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
“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: bbc.in/3im0MWG
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.
"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.
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
"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
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. nytimes.com/2022/01/11/us/…
"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
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!
"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
"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..." #MayaAngeloufacebook.com/MayaAngelou/ph…
"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."