We are saddened today to hear of the passing of the legendary Maya Angelou. The St. Louis, Missouri, native (who spent part of her youth in Stamps, Arkansas) later made Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her home.
In 2011 we sat down with the legendary author and poet, who shared insights about life as a Southerner, the source of her wisdom, and why she called North Carolina home.
You can read the full interview here. We’ve pulled out three of her most touching quotes from this interview. Rest in peace, Dr. Angelou, and thank you for your beautiful words.