MAYA ANGELOU (1928 - 2014)

  • "Ms.Maya Angelou was a very loving and caring individual,..."
    - Shun Terrell
    - Shirley Caldwell
  • "I was blessed to share your wisdom and stories of much..."
    - Lorene Blue
  • "Rest in peace."
    - Lena Williams
  • "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I..."
    - Paula J Lawson

ANGELOU--Maya. The Trustees and staff of The New York Public Library deeply mourn the passing of Maya Angelou, one of the most extraordinary figures of 20th- and 21st-century culture. She was a passionate advocate for our Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and served as the national membership chair for our Schomburg Society since 2000. She appeared in numerous programs presented by the Schomburg Center, and, over the years, she made many personal gifts of rare and unique historical materials to the Center, including letters of W. E. B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass. We are deeply honored that she chose the Schomburg Center as the permanent repository of her extensive personal archive of manuscripts, letters, and other papers that document her brilliant literary and cultural legacy. Neil L. Rudenstine, Chairman Samuel C. Butler, Catherine Marron, Elizabeth Rohatyn, Marshall Rose, Chairmen Emeriti Anthony W. Marx, President Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Published in The New York Times on May 30, 2014
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