Dr. Maya Angelou may have passed away, but she still is teaching a lesson that our youth need to learn today - RESPECT!
Recently an old clip of Dr. Angelou correcting a young lady you addressed the legendary author by first name (above) has gone viral and is sparking debate about respect on social media.
Dr. Angelou corrects the young lady before answering her question, “And first, I’m Ms. Angelou. I’m not Maya. I’m 62 years old. I’ve lived so long and tried so hard that a young woman like you, or any other, has no license to come up to me and call me by my first name. That’s first. Also, because at the same time, I’m your mother, I’m your auntie, I’m your teacher, I’m your professor. See?”
Dr. Angelou died after from heart complication in 2014 at the age of 86. The critically acclaimed author won numerous awards for her writing, including three Grammy awards, a Pulitzer and a Tony nomination. She is best known for her memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
Check out the clip below of her appearing with Oprah on "Super Soul Sunday"