Earlier this year, the iconic poet and civil rights activist spoke to ESSENCE about race relations and the need for continued activism today.
A Renaissance woman who approached her work with glee and fervor, Dr. Maya Angelou was the true example of a life well-lived.
ESSENCE readers took to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to share their beautiful tributes to the celebrated author and poet.
See the touching tributes to Pulitizer Prize-winning author and poet, Dr. Maya Angelou.
As we say goodbye to Dr. Maya Angelou, ESSENCE editors share the 15 reasons why she is our inspiration.
Maya Angelou talks to writer Pamela Johnson about how to throw a lifelong party.
"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God," read Dr. Angelou's last tweet.
"Michelle Obama represents all women," shared Dr. Maya Angelou.
Although she is no longer with us, Angelou's vast wisdom is sure to live on through her multitude of literary works. Here are 12 of our favorite quotes.
Pulitzer-prize winning author and poet Maya Angelou passed at 86 years young. Here's a celebratory look back at the brilliant life she lived.
#Integrity is the heart of character!! There are many who are wise enough to know what's right yet? http://t.co/HvIuaQuqwE
Happy birthday KC!! "@KChenoweth: Me and @LeahRemini watching her show and partying #TLC http://t.co/gsWTETq4Zc"
RT @NBCNewYork: Window washers give kids at a NY hospital a super surprise! Watch the sweet reactions http://t.co/2aLl1xbKwZ http://t.co/D5?
RT @SportsCenter: Chris Paul has spoken to Doc Rivers about sitting out if Donald Sterling still controls Clippers when season starts. http?
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