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02/17/2017

Bill And Hillary Clinton Honor Maya Angelou: ‘We Are All In Her Debt’

They honored the late poet and her legacy at an event in Harlem.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton honor Maya Angelou at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. 

President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were in Harlem, New York on Thursday to honor the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou days before the release of a new documentary on the late poet’s life and legacy.

The Clintons spoke onstage at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, which was recently designated a national historic museum, at an event celebrating release of the documentary, “American Masters ― Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.” The film, which debuts on PBS on Tuesday, delivers a remarkable inside look at who Angelou was as well as her impact and influence prior to and long after her May 2014 passing.

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Hillary joined Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, and Michelle Obama in paying tribute to Maya Angelou at Riverside Church in New York.  Meanwhile Barack Obama and Bill Clinton celebrated Americorps in DC.

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This morning, at Riverside Church, Maya Angelou will be celebrated and remembered.  Hillary is expected to join Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, and other luminaries in memorializing Dr. Angelou’s legacy.

Memorial service for literary lion Maya Angelou will feature former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

A memorial to honor Maya Angelou, the revered writer, poet, actress and civil rights activist who died this year, will kick off at the Riverside Church on Riverside Dr. near W. 120th St. on Friday at 11 a.m.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, September 11, 2014
AP FILE PHOTO OF NOV. 21, 2008
Gerald Herbert/AP Poet Maya Angelou smiling in Washington.

Literary lion Maya Angelou may be gone, but her memory will live on through the day and beyond.

A memorial celebration to honor Angelou, the revered writer, poet, actress and civil rights activist who died this year, will kick off at the Riverside Church on Riverside Dr. near W. 120th St. on Friday at 11 a.m.

Former first lady, senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join a group of renowned speakers — including author Toni Morrison and popular poet Nikki Giovanni — to pay tribute to the legendary Angelou, who died at her home on the North Carolina campus of Wake Forest University on May 28. She was 86.

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I will miss my friend . Truly a .

I came across this photo this morning and saw others sharing it, thought I would too.

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In this April 18, 2008 photo, then U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton holds hands with Maya Angelou as they are applauded following a program at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)

In this April 18, 2008 photo, then U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton holds hands with Maya Angelou as they are applauded following a program at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)

 

Statement from President Clinton on the Death of Maya Angelou

Statement
With Maya Angelou’s passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend.
The poems and stories she wrote and read to us in her commanding voice were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace.
I will always be grateful for her electrifying reading of “On the Pulse of Morning” at my first inaugural, and even more for all the years of friendship that followed.
Now she sings the songs the Creator gave to her when the river “and the tree and the stone were one.”
Our deepest sympathies are with Guy and his family.

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Most of these were not taken during the service which was not photographed, apparently. That is Maya Angelou in the wheelchair beside the casket.  The white-haired guy kissing Hillary is her HUGE FAN Orrin Hatch who tried single-handedly to nominate her to SCOTUS.










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