Transcript for The World Reacts to Maya Angelou's Death
to the passing of the incomparable Maya Angelou. She was an author. She was an actress, a poet, a human rights activist, a true renaissance women. Her life had an impact on many, many people. A tremendous outpouring of appreciation overnight. And we have her last words, set to be released tomorrow, in Houston. It has been said often, that there are none so blind as those who will not see. There are people who go through life burdened by ignorance because they refuse to see. Final words from an icon. When they do not recognize the truth that they belong to their community and their community belongs to them, it is because they refuse to see. Reporter: A child of an era marked by pain and prejudice. Dr. Maya Angelou, used her poetry to shed light on injustice, and inspire us to embrace our better selves. Give birth again to the dream. Women, children, men, take it into the palms of your hands. Reporter: What did did you know you were going to be a blessing? I meant to be a blessing. I intended to be a blessing. I still do. It is my heart's intent. My life depends upon it. To be a blessing. Reporter: This morning, thousands celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou. On social media. Even sharing her last poetic tweet. Listen to yourself. And in that quietude, you might hear the voice of god. Dr. Angelou was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration in 1993. Lift up your hearts. Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings. Reporter: On Wednesday, president Obama honored the Po laureate, saying she had the ability to remind us that we are all god's children. That we all have something to offer. Oprah posted an emotional message about her mentor. She moved me through the world with unshakable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. We are the true wonder of this world. Reporter: Her message inspiring the world to be courageous, loving, and passionate. ? I will go I shall go ? ? I'll see what
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