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Archived of Wake Forest University's Memorial Service for Dr. Maya Angelou Available
Jun 5, 2014 | News
Archived of Wake Forest University's Memorial Service for Dr. Maya Angelou Available

WURD livestreamed Wake Forest University's June 7 memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou on our homepage. You can view it on demand for the next few days -- click the small photo of Dr. Angelou just below the "Find Us on Facebook" link.

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Dr. Maya Angelou's Memorial Service
Wake Forest University - Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10:00AM
ARCHIVE AVAILABLE ON 900AM-WURD'S HOMEPAGE -
CLICK SMALL PHOTO OF DR. ANGELOU JUST BELOW "FIND US ON FACEBOOK" LINK


Maya Angelou discovered her passion for teaching at Wake Forest University and influenced generations of students during her 40-year presence there. On Saturday, June 7, a memorial service for Dr. Angelou was held at Wake Forest University and WURD livestreamed the service. To view the archived broadcast, go to our homepage (900amwurd.com) and click the small image of Dr. Angelou just below the "Find Us on Facebook" link.

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[Original Article]
We will dearly miss Maya Angelou, the beloved poet, historian, writer and civil rights activist. She transitioned peacefully in her North Carolina home on May 28. She was globally revered, and with good reason. 

Just two weeks ago on May 14, WURD's own Stephanie Renee interviewed Dr. Angelou. If you missed the broadcast, click here to listen to the podcast.

Rather than eulogize Maya Angelou here, we invite you to read the statement from her family and refect on her life through tributes posted online at sites like TheRoot and TheGrio. Balanced mainstream news reports have also been filed by NPR and CNN. In addition, we would like to share the poem below, written by a member of the 900AM-WURD family -- Ms. Frances Conwell. The poem was written in Dr. Angelou's honor in 2013 and updated it upon hearing of her death:

Dr. Maya Angelou

There was a Woman,

a word weaving Woman.

A Woman who used words

to tell tales of spaces,

places, people and things.

I called her a Word Warrior;

a teacher,  a storyteller,

a deliverance Diva of divine

dialogue.

In a poetic voice, full of laughter and love,

she filled the world with soulful sounds,

and spiritual sonnets.

She is the yardstick, by which I measure prose,

lyrics, promises, and poems.

Blessed am I, to benefit from the experiences,

lessons, and words of wisdom that she shared,

as she travelled through this journey called life.

Peace & Blessings to her family, and

to all who were touched by her spirit.

Ms. Frances Conwell

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