CWA President Larry Cohen issued this statement on the passing of Maya Angelou:
"It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Maya Angelou. She was a writer and poet, actress and singer, and, most importantly, a leader and an activist.
"Throughout her career she engaged with both the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements, actively working with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. And, though she is no longer with us, her legacy can inspire us all to continue these fights.
"She once said, 'We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.' This is a lesson we all must remember as we strive for progress that often seems so far out of reach."
CWA is remembering the legacy and memory of Maya Angelou. Share our post with your friends in her memory and share your own thoughts and memories as well.