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Angelou

Recently, while driving down Stratford Road after shopping for groceries with my obligatory COVID-19 mask on, I suddenly felt like my heart wa…

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Angelou tenders tutorials in perspective and wisdom in short essays and poems to her “thousands of daughters.” But you need not be female to be changed by the lessons the American poet, memoirist, civil rights activist and performer learned and under what conditions she learned them. I found solace in grieving my sister from Angelou’s letters (published in 2008, six years before Angelou’s death), especially her chapters “Mrs. Coretta Scott King” and “Condolences.” Now I return most frequently to her introduction, which contains some of her most famous quotes:

The 39th annual citywide MLK Noon Hour Commemoration: will be at noon Monday at Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St. Doors open at 11 a.m. …

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