Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou


The official Twitter account for Dr. Maya Angelou. Poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, civil-rights activist, producer and director.

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“To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the laws say, ‘I forbid you from loving this person’?” #MayaAngelou  We continue the legacy of Dr. Angelou as we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month!

"Do you know that our ancestors stood on auction blocks for you? They stayed alive so that you could be alive...You are so important to us." #MayaAngelou  Today we celebrate #Juneteenth  by looking back.

"We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name." #MayaAngelou  Happy Father's Day!

“History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage need not be lived again.” #MayaAngelou 

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” #MayaAngelou 

“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.” #MayaAngelou 

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"I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good." #MayaAngelou 

"The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom." #MayaAngelou  Continue to read "Caged Bird" and continue the pursuit of freedom.

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"I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back." #MayaAngelou 

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Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

I have a certain way of being in this world, and I shall not, I shall not be moved.

When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else. #happyacts 

Today's #Google Doodle celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou's 90th birthday! Set to her poem #StillIRise , the video Doodle includes her own voice along with the voices of other individuals whose lives she has inspired. View the full experience here:

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“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” #MayaAngelou 

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"So use that anger, yes. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.” #MayaAngelou 

My wish for you is joy. When you wish someone joy, you wish peace, love, prosperity, health, happiness... all the good things.

The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me, because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today.

Our future is threatened by the robbing of these young women’s future. We must have our darlings back so that we can help them to heal.

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