Council Chairman Mel
Franklin Remembers the Late Dr. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
Prince George’s County Council, mourning the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou, offers
sincere condolences and blessings of peace to the Angelou family, upon the news
of her passing at the age of 86.
are privileged to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Angelou, who carried many
titles including civil rights activist, producer, actress, novelist, and
educator. She may be best known as a poet, and celebrated around the world for
her literary works, which include 30 bestselling titles.
2011, President Barack Obama presented Dr. Angelou with the Presidential Medal
of Freedom. In 1993 during the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Dr. Maya
Angelou became only the second poet in history, and the first African-American
and woman, to recite a poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” at a presidential
the words of Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will
forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Georgians join the nation and the world to remember her words, honor her
creative and expansive works, and pay tribute to her legacy which will teach,
inspire and encourage many generations to come.
All legislative powers of Prince
George’s County are vested in the County Council. The County Council sits
as the District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of
Health to govern and guide health policy. The County Council meets as a
legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of
the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more
information on the Prince George’s County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov