Mayor Rawlings-Blake Issues Statement On The Passing Of Poet-Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou
Wednesday May 28th, 2014
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BALTIMORE, Md. (May 28, 2014)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou:
"When I think of Dr. Maya Angelou, one word summarizes her total existence—phenomenal. She was the embodiment of a leader with tremendous fortitude, who persevered, overcame, and remained committed to demonstrating and living by the principle that love should always be the foundation on which all humanity should exist. She will truly be missed. Her ability to reach and inspire all people is a testament to the strength of her character and her faith in the resilience of her fellow man."