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Thread #170847 Message #4132016
Posted By: keberoxu
11-Jan-22 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Maya Angelou - commemorated on US coin
Subject: RE: BS: Maya Angelou - commemorated on US coin
I remember a Maya Angelou interview when the topic was
signing books and talking with readers.
At one such event, a young African-American woman came forward,
and Angelou -- I forget what term she used -- knew instantly from the clothing
that this was a very young sex worker.
"Lady," the woman said to Maya Angelou,
"I want to tell you something.
Your book gave me hope."
The book was I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.