Butterfield Statement on Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 29, 2014
In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on the death of great American author and poet, Dr. Maya Angelou:

“This day is one of extreme sadness as we mourn the passing of renowned American poet, best-selling author, and revered civil and women’s rights activist, Dr. Maya Angelou.  Through her inspiring written work and commanding oratory skills, Maya Angelou touched the lives of countless people.  She dared women to be phenomenal and challenged us all to overcome adversity.  She was a voice for good and decency throughout the world.  I join millions of people today in mourning this tremendous loss.  I extend my deepest condolences to her family and take solace in her incredible legacy that will undoubtedly live on.”