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Maya Angelou

Funeral in Winston Salem, North Carolina

7 Jun, 2014

Family and friends attend a private funeral service at Wake Forest University. Former president Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama, and longtime friend Oprah Winfrey are among those who eulogize Angelou. Michelle Obama says:

She told us that our worth has nothing to do with what the world might say. Instead, she said, each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. She reminded us that we must each find our own voice, decide our own value, and then announce it to the world with all the pride and joy that is our birthright as members of the human race.

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance [Maya Angelou's Memorial Service][2014]