N.C. House of Representatives honors Angelou

The North Carolina House of Representatives has adopted a resolution honoring the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou died May 28, 2014, at the age of 86.

For more than 30 years, poet, educator and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. (WFU photo)

For more than 30 years, poet, educator and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. (WFU photo)

Angelou was a noted poet, educator and civil rights figure, who was born in St. Louis and spent more than 30 years as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

Appointed to commissions by Presidents Ford and Carter, Angelou is also remembered for a poem she composed and recited for the 1993 inauguration of President Clinton.

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

The State House resolution recounting many of Angelou’s accomplishments was sponsored primarily by Reps. Evelyn Terry and Jean Farmer-Butterfield, and it passed without opposition Jul. 1, 2014.

Click here to read the full text of the N.C. House Resolution.

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