Celebrated poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86 today. She was a tremendous educator, inspirational figure, and human being. The world will never forget her legacy and the inspirational words she left with us.
“What I really want to do is be a representative of my race – of the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and to love and to laugh. I know that when I’m finished doing what I’m sent here to do, I will be called home and I will go home without any fear.” – Maya Angelou