Prior to her death, Dr. Angelou had been a faculty member at Wake Forest since 1982, and the university live streamed the funeral on its website.
Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, Bobby Jones, BeBe Winans, Marvins Winans and her son Guy B. Johnson, are some of those who spoke at Maya Angelou’s home going service.
Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch recently said:
Dr. Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including countless students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest, where she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Angelou’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Maya Angelou has been a towering figure — at Wake Forest and in American culture. She had a profound influence in civil rights and racial reconciliation. We will miss profoundly her lyrical voice and always keen insights.
Angelou’s family will release a formal statement on Monday.
Watch the highlights of Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service or the full-length video below.
Full Memorial Service
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