Maya Angelou, memoirist and poet, dies at 86

Khalilah Brown-Dean

Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, associate professor of political science, is available to discuss the life of Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86. 

"Though many will remember her as an accomplished African American poet, Dr. Maya Angelou's ability to combine an appreciation for multiple artistic traditions with a keen eye toward justice allowed her to uniquely speak to the American experience," Brown-Dean said. "Her books, essays, poems and music continue to inspire people across the world. Dr. Angelou helped reclaim poetry public tradition and affirmed its ability to transcend barriers of race, class, gender and region. Whether presenting the poem 'Pulse of Morning' at Bill Clinton's Presidential Inauguration or teaching eager students at Wake Forest University, Dr. Angelou left an indelible impact on the moral fabric of this country."

To arrange an interview with Brown-Dean, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac, at 203-206-4449 (cell).

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