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Maya Angelou Speaks at UNI

Creator: Donated Photo

Subject: Maya Angelou

Description: This photo features the UNI Speakers Committee and Maya Angelou (the woman in the front right). Speaking to a sold out crowd in Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Angelou kicked off UNI Diversity Week September 2000. She “delighted audiences with her passionate singing” she segued into her poem, “When I get to Be a Composer.” She also spoke of the importance and purpose of attaining a higher education, and concluded her speech with the poem “Still I Rise” and a standing ovation from audience members.

Date: September 2, 2000

Citation: Melloy, Kate, “Maya Angelou rises to help UNI kick off Diversity Week,” Northern Iowan

September 5, 2000, 4.

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