Maya Angelou a hometown heroine: Lillie Mae shares her memories

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As a child, I had the immense pleasure of growing up in the same church that Dr. Maya Angelou was a member of, Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina. My great aunt was in fact her executive assistant for many years. When Dr. Angelou came in town, it created a hushed excitement among the kids and adults at church, because we knew Pastor Churn would allow us to experience some of her enchanting words.

On occasional Sundays, she would surprise us with a special visit from Oprah or Janet Jackson. My first personal interactions were with international icons who were poised, confident, well traveled, talented, insanely intelligent and fearless. Dr. Angelou was indeed a fearless Renaissance woman who empowered women around the world to rise above all circumstances and perils. Her written works will live on to inspire the next generation of superwomen and for that we must celebrate the life of a truly phenomenal woman.

lillie maeLillie Mae is an Atlanta-based PR Strategist, Radio Personality, Travel & Lifestyle Writer. Her new #LillieMaeMoments series brings a variety of unique travel & lifestyle experiences to the social media realm. LillieMaeOnline.com – @iamLillieMae


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