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Maya Angelou is pictured in her home in this undated photo.
Photo Credit: Moneta Sleet, Jr./ Ebony Collection via AP Images

When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.

--Maya Angelou-When I Think of Dying


Dr. Maya Angelou's influence is immeasurable. Today, as we mourn her passing, we take a moment to reflect on the love she exemplified in her work, the fearlessness she cultivated in all who were exposed to her work, and how she, a teen mom and victim of childhood molestation, was a true reflection of rising against the odds.

Do you remember your first encounter with a piece of poetry or book by Maya Angelou? Have you carried her words with you ever since? Share your thoughts and memories of her with us below.

PHOTO GALLERY: Words of Wisdom from Maya Angelou

  • Maya Angelou reflects while at home in this undated photo.
  • Maya Angelou is pictured in her home in 1990.
  • Honoree/Dr. Maya Angelou speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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