Rev. Al Sharpton & NAN on the Passing of Maya Angelou


Statement By Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN) On The Passing of Maya Angelou
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (New York, NY)—

“Maya Angelou was the quintessential renaissance woman of the 20th century art and human rights movements. Not only was she a literary icon, she was one of the few that turned her words into action. Although she participated in civil rights rallies, she challenged leaders of the civil rights movement to embrace the struggles of others and a broader view of freedom fighting. She challenged misogyny in the movement and was our poet, conscience, teacher and corrector. She was one of the few people whose presence you felt in the room even if she didn’t say a word. Her spirit was incomparable.”

-Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network


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