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    CBCF Statement on the Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

    May 28, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org

    WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2014 – A. Shuanise Washington, President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, author and legendary poet laureate.

    “CBCF is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. We join the millions around the world to honor the life and mourn the loss of a great artist and humanitarian.

    “Her words narrated her personal journey for justice, education and equality while helping to shape the Civil Rights Movement. She leaves behind a body of work that influenced generations.

    “Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with Dr. Angelou’s family and the many people the world over, whose lives she touched.”

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