Maya Angelou & Coretta Scott King

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. 5.0/5

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Still honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Here is a poem written by Dr. Maya Angelou in his honor: Abundant Hope by Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) Reverend Martin Luther King The great soul Flew from the Creator Bearing manna of hope For his country Starving severely from an absence of compassion. Martin Luther King The Great Spirit, Came from the Creator Proffering a sparkling fountain of fair play To his country Parched and deformed by hate. The whole man came forth With a brain of gentle wisdom To persuade quiet Upon the loud misery of the mob. A whole man stood out With a mellifluous voice To bind the joints of cruelty. A whole man came In the midst of a murderous nightmare Surrounded by demons of war He dared to dream peace and serenity With a heart of faith He hoped To resurrect his nation. I open my mouth to the Lord, And I won’t turn back. Martin Luther King Faced the racial Mountain of segregation and And bade it move. The giant mound of human ignorance Centuries ...
that was beautiful. The fact that legends like Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Coretta Scott King got to be honored be…
Every night before I close my eyes, I pray for a beautiful mind like Maya Angelou, class like Coretta Scott King, and a booty like Kim Kardashian. 🙏. Night y'all!
Commentary: The Legends Ball in the Sky - Remembering Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King.
10 Kleenexes to watch Oprah's first "Legends Ball" celebrating the greatest living Black women legends of stage, song, dance, and political activism. Recently-passed Maya Angelou was among the celebrants, along with Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks. Wow...that's all you can say. What a great tribute to those women who paved the way for the rest of us. Brava Oprah!
Dateline: USA The torch has been passed In every epoch, in every historical struggle, turning points are marked by events and circumstances and sometime the simple passing of time is a marker. But in the struggle of slaves stolen from Africa and their forebears and cousins our time, this time, today is marked by the departure of so many from the glory days, that special period when the wretched of this country defiantly said, enough. Yes today is marked by the graduates of those high heady days of struggle and hope . The passing of Chokwe Lumumba, William Worthy, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Elombe Braath, Sam Greenlee and Vincent Harding in the last few months, marks a turning of the page for black people in this country. If you don’t know the history and the accomplishment of these great people-- each having contributed a unique page to the struggle of the former slave to be seen simply as human and be afforded the rights and dignity of human beings-- then shame on you African/African American/blac ...
Good morning to all my Beautiful sisters of God, I'd like to first say I love you and you are Beautiful, lets stop tearing one another down but lets build one another up, using our time, talent and treasures to help another young lady. we all started as a child and grew into Woman or still growing lets be like Maya Angelou, Della Reese, Cicely Tyson, Lena Horne, Rosa Parks, Madam CJ walker, Ruby Dee, Oprah Winfrey, Yolanda Adams Roberta Flack, Sojourner Truth, Coretta Scott King, Michelle Obama, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Shirley Ceaser, Great Leader and women of God I will Honor and write about these great Woman, the whole month of June praying God bless me to make a difference in even my own life as well as my daughters, other young girls and Woman. I will read with my daughter and teach them of these Great Woman. Today is not my yesterday and change is in every second of the day. God thank you for all these beautiful blessed woman of God.TRu DIVAS!
We lost a civil rights activist Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Rest In Peace Maya Angelou.Martin Luther King Jr., a close friend of Angelou's, was assassinated on her birthday (April 4) in 1968. Maya Angelou stopped celebrating her birthday for years afterward, and sent flowers to King's widow, Coretta Scott King, for more than 30 years, until Coretta's death in 2006. R.I.P
Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Rosa Oprah, Coretta Scott King etc are the women I look up to. Strong, graceful, black women.
Watching Oprah Legend Ball,, wish I could have been there to meet these women! Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Debbie Allen, omg!!
You have Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou and Shirley Caesar at you home. Yahsss
Was watching Oprah's Legends Ball on OWN. I cried from the time it came on and when it went off, I had to turn off the TV and sit in silence for a moment to take it in. That was so POWERFUL, I got chill bumps! Amazing women! Courageous women who pushed through and overcame adversity. Bold women who BUILT doors of opportunity during a time when it wasn't safe for them. Often we don't say what someone means to us until they're gone. So, I commend Oprah for the doors she's opened and for taking the time to say, "THANK YOU" to them while they were still alive. And to see that many women celebrating and uplifting each other... Wow! I'm still in tears. (singing) "A wonderful change, has come over me... He changed my walk. He changed my talk... I'm so glad He changed me..." The 25 women honored included Maya Angelou, Shirley Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Catlett, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Nikki Giovanni, Dorothy Height, Lena Horne, Coretta Scott King, Gladys K ...
I just watched the re-run of Oprah Winfrey's on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. That has to be one of the best shows that she has ever done in her career. It was moving to watch all of these legends that have now passed on since it was originally aired. Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Walter Hawkins and a few others have all passed on in such a short period of time. The one thing I got from all of it was to say "Thank You" to all of those who have made you the person you've become.
Sitting here watching Oprah's "Legends Ball" that she hosted in 2006. Her invitation list included such beautiful and positive African American women as Dr. Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Roberta Flake, Shirley Caesar, Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Diahann Carroll, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Michelle Obama, Della Reese, and Angela Bassett, just to name a few. These women are the shoulders upon which we stand as black women. Their lives, their work, their contributions, and their legend is what we should strive to emulate and pattern ourselves after. I was deeply moved and inspired to be better and do better, and encourage you to do the same in becoming a "living legend."
Re-watching Oprah's Legends Weekend on OWN...I have more appreciation for it and the awesome timing to have done it while Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King and others were still alive. In a world where entitlement and individualism are being elevated it is important to have moments where respect is paid to those who paved a way in multiple ways!!
It's a gift to see our Legends no longer w/ us - Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King & Maya Angelou - having such a marvelous time on
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Oprah with Maya Angelou on one side of her and Coretta Scott-King on the other got me tearing up.
Watching Oprah's Legends Ball on OWN. Haven't seen it in years. RIP Coretta Scott King, Dorothy Height and Maya Angelou.
I know a lot of parents today don't actually make their children read books anymore... but I have 7 brand new paperback books in the "Black Americans of Achievement" series... all with introductory essays by Coretta Scott King... each book measuring approx 7"Wx9"L. (1) Malcolm X (2) Maya Angelou (3) Sidney Poitier (4) Thurgood Marshall (5) Toni Morrison (6) Michael Jordan (7) Wesley Snipes I had more, but I gave the rest of them away to my students who performed Random Acts of Kindness. They were surprise gifts for good citizenship. The books were $9.95 each, but I am giving them away at no charge to a parent or guardian in my area who will definitely have their child(ren) read them. It's my Random Act of Kindness to YOU. Interested parents or guardians, please inbox me.
It was an honor in my life to do personal security for two of the greatest women in history. These two ladies came to Raleigh NC to speak at Diversity Week for a company name Nortel Networks. I can remember sitting in the back with both of them in two different years having a conversation with each one prior to escorted them to the stage. Two of the Highlights of my life. I met them. talk to them and love them for all they had to say and what they stood for.They have both pass on now and gone to a better place. God be with them: Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou
Dear Friends: What are the lessons that we learn from history? They are many. Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to talk with Vince Leggett about the late James Baldwin who wrote an essay on Angela Davis entitled, "If They Come in the Morning". Vince conversation reminded me of the importance of sharing a very simple, yet, profound concept. For those too young to remember Angela Davis had been arrested and charged with murder. An international campaign was launched to "Free Angela". The NAACP, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Huey Newton, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Reverend Ralph David Abernathy and countless others joined the successful effort to "Free Angela". If one goes back and read James Baldwin's essay, what you will discover is that his premise was that if we did not rally to save Angela, they would come for her in the morning and the rest of us in the evening. His exact quote was, "For, if they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that evening". T ...
Tonight I have been listening to voices of giants who are no longer physically with us. I began by listening to Maya Angelou giving tribute to Coretta Scott King who died of cancer. Maya began by singing "I opened my eyes to the Lord and I want turn back, I will go, I shall go to see what the end is going to be." Maya, and Coretta, and Rosa, and Martin and Malcolm and Dr. Joseph Lowery were just a few of the voices that I heard tonight. Each of them understood the call of service. Each of them lived their lives trying to call forth the best of humanity, each of them died trying to set us free from not just the physical chains that oppressed us but the psychological ones that were in the end a much greater challenge. I miss their voices because they were such genuine and authentic voices. They had a love for their people and they had a love for freedom and justice for all people. Maya said at Mrs. King's funeral that she would step in now and speak for Coretta who when she was alive fought for the right's ...
If you've never seen it, you NEED to watch Maya Angelou's speech at Coretta Scott King's funeral:
If Oprah eulogizes Dr. Maya Angelou the way she did Coretta Scott-King! I am gone be a bucket of tears!
Black History Month - Inspirational Quotes: Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. -Coretta Scott King, activist - The time is always right to do what is right.--Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., activist - Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations. -Dr. Mae Jemison, First African American female astronaut - The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself--the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us--that's where it's at. -Jesse Owens, U.S. track and field athlete - We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou - The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.--W.E.B. Du Bois, author and activist - Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. -Booker T. Washington, author and politician - I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound ...
I sent this not to our son's teacher. My problem with this is children have enough to deal without adding booty shaking to the menu. "Hello Mr. -, Brandon told me you showed a video of Beyonce in class. I'm curious as to the purpose of showing her? Why not choose women like Bessie Coleman, Maya Angelou, Anna Tibaijuka, Madam C.J. Walker, Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Robin Kelly, Coretta Scott King, Barbara Bush, Ursula Burns, Ruth Simmons, Condoleezza Rice, Terry McMillan, and many others?I appreciate your work ethic and thank you very much. Christopher Fisher." He responded, " Hi Mr. Fisher,Thank you for those recommendations. I showed a clip while passing out our article for the week, which is about how the music industry may be changing because of social media, etc Thank you for all your help! --- -"
went to my friends wake and brought back painful memory's of those people that hold a place in my heart that could never be replaced i don't think about death because i am on 8th life i have seen the bright light i heard the doctor say i was gone but my father is the only doctor that matters i have held dyeing family and friends i have also spit on dead enemy's/ life is real you only get a few years but death is forever *** or heaven is up to you and god . but i am l hear to tell you the world is your while your here everything is about you no one is more valuable or worthy of the best life has to offer i have slept in rat filled Dumpster and had foursomes with perfect tens in Waldorf Astoria {still got the video]} i had 2 major record deals/ wrote and produced stage plays won many poetry slams but i have also sold crack to pregnant addicts shot young brothers snorted and smoked enough coke to freeze over *** hugged Dr. Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King yet i have also violated strung ...
Here is my letter to public figure, Tommy Sotomayor: Read this at your own risk: Good afternoon, Mr. Sotomayor! Hi, my name is Twuana N. Benjamin and I am from Brooklyn, New York. I am writing you in reference to your video. Not towards you, but a comment regarding Black woman and internet dating combined. I am Black and I can not help but notice that as long as you are broadcasting the recycled negative views of Black woman by non-Blacks, you are helping other races to hide their shortcomings. Black women are used as smoke screens to hide the short comings of Black men and that of women of other races and ethnicities. Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, and Coretta Scott King are noble women to name a few. I have a copyright on my John Jay college of Criminal Justice thesis paper, titled "Who Are You To Judge? But Here Comes The Judge: Reconstructing The New York Family Court System" (Script) that I have within the U.S. Library of Congress files. My work also consists of studying and researching Caucasians orchest ...
If my daughter tells me that her role model isn't Coretta Scott-King, Hilary Clinton, or Maya Angelou, I have not done my job as a parent.
is the Maya Angelou to my Coretta Scott King:
What do Jane Addams, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Gladys Knight, Rosa Parks, Ntozake Shange, and Lynn Whitfield all have in common?
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Black history fact: Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on his friend Maya Angelou birthday on April 5, 1968.. For many years Angelou stop celebrating her birthday for years after... & sent his widow flowers ( Coretta Scott king) for many years till her death in 2006
Lol I had Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Fannie Lou Hammer, and now Maya Angelou as my display name for
I love Assata Shakur like I love Queen Nzinga, like I love Queen Hatshepsut, like I love Angela Davis, like I love Sojourner Truth, like I love Fannie Lou Hamer, like I love Harriet Tubman, like I love Amy Garvey, like I love Audre Lorde, like I love Ella Baker, like I love Coretta Scott King, like I love Maya Angelou, like I love Betty Shabazz, like I love Dr. Marimba Ani, like I love Frances Welsing, like I love Nina Simone.
In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to check out this photo gallery that offers a selection of clips featuring female African-American trailblazers like Dorothy Height, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Carmen de Lavallade, Odetta and Coretta Scott King.
The type of woman I'd like to be.Would have the strength of Nanny of the Maroons, Speak like Nikki Giovanni, Endure and triumph like Maya Angelou, Help others like Dr. Ruth Hayre, Change the times like Zora Neale Hurston, Be witty like Etta James, Stand by her family like Michelle Obama and Coretta Scott King, Break records like Flo-Jo, Cook like Big Mama (everyone knows one), be the first like Madame CJ Walker, Make people move to my beat like Celia Cruz, Be sexy like Sade, age gracefully like Phylicia Rashad, be as wealthy as Beyonce Knowles-Carter and as smart as Condeleeza Rice. I will never be these women...however because of them... I, Tasheba Suzannie Taylor has an opportunity to be the best me ever. This Black History Month I salute all women past, present and future who don't let their complexion define them but let their actions speak for themselves.
via A Mighty Girl: A Mighty Girl Pick of the Day: Famous African-American Women Coloring Book. While many coloring books feature popular characters from movies and television, this historically-based option gives children a way to combine their love of coloring with learning about remarkable African-American women such as Coretta Scott King, Toni Morrison, Mae Jemison, Maya Angelou, and many more. Each illustration in this carefully-rendered coloring book includes a biographical caption, which may just spark enough curiosity for your Mighty Girl to want to find out more about the woman pictured! To learn more about this coloring book, recommended for children ages 4-12, visit To browse our diverse collection of girl-empowering Coloring Books, visit To view A Mighty Girl’s Drawing & Painting section, visit To browse our collection of books about famous African-American girls and women, visit
If you like Ben Carson's story, you might also like:Maya Angelou,Keith Black,Denton Cooley,Paul Farmer,Coretta Scott King,John Lewis,Rosa Parks,Colin Powell,Thomas Starzl,Herschel Walker and Oprah Winfrey Ben Carson can also be seen and heard in our Podcast Center Ben Carson also appears in the vide...
Susan B Anthony, Ruby Dee, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, Viola Gregg Luizzo, Constance Curry, Joan C. Browning, Dorothy Dawson Burlage, Penny Patch, Theresa Del Pozzo, Sue Thrasher, Elaine DeLott Baker, Emmie Schrader Adams, Casey Hayden, Dorothy Dandridge, Coretta Scott King, Myrlie Evers, Diane Dyan French Cole...too many to name. If you do not know who some of these women are, make it your mission to know them before November and thank them as you cast your ballot! Praise be to God!
I am not sure who watched the DNC last night but Michele Obama is one of the most influential women along with Coretta Scott King; Betty Shabazz; Maya Angelou; Angela Davis; Cicely Tyson; Rosa Parks; etc. Her speech showed compassion and respect and most of all love for her family. She is one of many women (black; white; etc) that truly stand by her man and support him with pure love and respect. I am not a crier but I was totally moved by her speech. It is the women that I mentioned above that make me proud to be woman. All Women ROCK!
I feel like Mt. Rushmore should have a twin mount with Oprah, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, and Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
where are the women inspired by Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, and Afeni Shakur??? all I see is fake *** Marilyn Monroes
I look up to Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Coretta Scott King . Great women
Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Ida B. Wells, Rosa Parks, Barbara Jordan, DID NOT give us Black women a blueprint to do stuff like that
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