April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014
No words can express the loss that we, the board members of the Museum of Social Justice feel with the passing of legendary author, poet, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou. A true renaissance woman, Angelou was a woman of many talents. After being raped as a young girl and exposing her abuser, which resulted in his murder, Angelou did not speak for five years. This unfortunate incident gave birth to her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. This is just one of Ms. Angelou’s many experiences and talents she unselfishly shared with the world in order to help make it a better place. Her lived experiences are an inspiration for us here at the MSJ. If she could accomplish so much in life, we feel it is our obligation to continue her legacy. We encourage you to explore the truly exceptional life of this warrior for social justice.
Leonora Barron – Executive Director Museum of Social Justice