Mourning the loss of Maya Angelou
Today members of the Wake Forest University community mourn the loss of beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and professor Dr. Maya Angelou.
“Maya Angelou has been a towering figure — at Wake Forest and in American culture. She had a profound influence in civil rights and racial reconciliation,” said President Nathan Hatch. “We will miss profoundly her lyrical voice and always keen insights.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Angelou’s family and friends during this difficult time.
A remembrance website and guestbook for Maya Angelou are available.
Details about a campus memorial service may be shared at a later date.