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Barbara Lee Issues Statement on the Passing of Maya Angelou

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of a phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou. Her vast body of work which spans over six decades as a dancer, actress, author, and activist has stood the test of time. As a leader in the civil rights movement, a poet

laureate, a college professor, a Broadway actress, and the first female African American cable car conductor in San Francisco, Maya Angelou was the spirit and conscience of generations.

Her example of grace, class and humility will continue to inspire young women to define themselves through a lens of self-love, humanitarianism and how they use their gifts to change the world.

I offer my condolences, and my deepest thanks for her leadership and pioneering spirit. While the world mourns her passing, we can take comfort in the fact that her words and her legacy lives on in generations of people who have been touched, challenged and inspired by her work. She will be missed but never forgotten."

 

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