Statement on the Passing Of Dr. Maya Angelou

The City University of New York celebrates the remarkable life of Dr. Maya Angelou, and joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of this esteemed and phenomenal woman whose legacy and works will carry on for generations. Long recognized as a strong voice in civil rights leadership, and in an era where voices came of age through actions, literary and prose, Dr. Angelou stood shoulders above many. With unflinching values, principles, and dignity, she asked no more of others than she would of herself.