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"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels." -Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)

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Be present and thankful by Maya Angelou

Rachel Carson is the founder of the modern environmental movement. She courageously spoke out against the chemical industry and their use of pesticides. Her book, Silent Spring, reminded us we are all part of a vulnerable world and we all have a responsibility to protect it. In 1963 she testified to Congress calling for measures to protect human health and the environment.

First African-American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Series in 1970 Actress Gail Fisher (photo taken in 1973).

Black Women of Hollywood (1st row from left: Diahann Carroll, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne. 2nd row Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Dandridge. 3rd row: Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, & Cicely Tyson)

And Still I Rise. Maya Angelou, author, poet and civil rights activist, died at age 86.

▶ Listen: Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem "Phenomenal Woman" - Super Soul Sunday - OWN - YouTube

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12 Stunning Vintage Pictures Of Maya Angelou

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style." #MayaAngelou, 1928 - 2014 #legend

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16 Unforgettable Things Maya Angelou Wrote and Said

16 unforgettable things Dr. Maya Angelou wrote and said