The Valley Remembers Maya Angelou

HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- After author and poet Maya Angelou's death, people are remembering her legacy locally.

Doctor Joanne Gabbin, the founder of the Furious Flower Poetry Center read a part from "Still I Rise" earlier today at the center.

Furious Flower presented Angelou with the Furious Flower lifetime achievement award; one of many, Doctor Gabbin said, she earned.

"She was definitely a phenomenal woman. in her autobiographies, in her performances, she knew the power and beauty of our culture," said Gabbin.

Angelou was 86 at the time of her death.She wrote about the struggles of African Americans, and was also a professor and actress.


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