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Statement on Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou reciting her poem "On the Pulse of Morning", at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, January 1993

Today, the City of Atlanta mourns the loss of a national treasure. Dr. Maya Angelou was an exemplar whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including myself to live with integrity, pride, courage and faith. Her work as a poet, activist, and teacher will continue to inspire us for generations to come.