God bless the life and legacy of Elder Dr. Maya Angelou, and I am personally grateful to God that I was allowed several times in my life to be in her midst and to see her up close and personal. Those memories will always carry on in my own spirit and who she and her words also touched in her life.
I salute her personally as a veteran activist of over 40 years and as Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago, and on behalf of The National Black Wall Street USA Family, Rev. Dr. Michael Carter, Sr. National President and the Black Wall Street USA National Executive Board.
We are humbled that Dr. Maya Angelou's life and legacy absolutely embodied what it means to turn "pain into power". Dr. Angelou's words were so much a part of what shaped the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and certainly the spirit of legacy of the Black Wall Street movement. Thanks again for Elder Maya Angelou for being part of my life.
Dr. Carter said, "This is indeed a great loss for all of humanity. Dr. Angelou's gift to the soul of man can never be matched or fully comprehended by anyone."
Dr. Carter went on to declare that, "The Spirit of God took rest upon her sometime ago, which gave her wisdom and understanding. Her ability to counsel gave her might and knowledge. And she was the epitome of one who had reverent fear for the almighty and the most high God El Elyon.
Our souls are Dr. Angelou's canvas and her poetic words is her medium.
Dr. Angelou will be missed greatly. And still we rise!!!
Chief of Staff. to Black Wall Street USA National President
Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago
Rest peacefully Civil rights leader, legendary author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014).