Dr. Maya Angelou, who has accomplished everything from winning our nation’s highest civilian honor to being one of the first African American women with a best-selling book, has died at the age of 86.
Following the news of her death, there was an outpouring of condolences and remembrances on social media:
Dr. Angelou's voice will live on forever and inspire future generations working to build a more peaceful and compassionate world. -RE—
(@ChicagosMayor) May 28, 2014
It’s the fire in my eyes/And the flash of my teeth/The swing in my waist/And the joy in my feet/I’m a woman/Phenomenally…—
Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 28, 2014
"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou – who was utterly amazing.—
J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 28, 2014