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Statement from Ronald L. Carter on the Passing of Maya Angelou

Source: Associated Press
Source: Associated Press
Maya Angelou attends the Inaugural Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon which was held on the JCSU campus on Saturday June 28, 2003.

Charlotte, N.C. (May 29, 2014) -- We deeply mourn the passing of Maya Angelou, whose treasured words moved us to tears, laughter and action. I am grateful to have known her as a fellow educator and colleague. 

She was a daring change agent who revealed ugly truths and disparities in humankind that required us to change as individuals and as a nation. A gifted academician, artist and teacher, she showed us how to be creatively insecure and find our passion and potential.  

We appreciate her significant contributions to higher education through her teaching and advocacy work with the United Negro College Fund. Her own success story – from teenage mother struggling to graduate from high school to professor and author of over 30 best sellers –  motivates us to dream big.

 As she once said “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  I have no doubt that her legendary work for justice, education and equality will stir the soul for generations to come.

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