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         descendant, Cherokee
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    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358
    731-723-9994

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    Maya Angelou: It's time to lift America's spirit

    Maya Angelou: It's time to lift America's spirit


    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/31/maya.angelou/index.html


    Story Highlights
    Maya Angelou: No matter who wins, don't expect an overnight turnaround

    Angelou says politicians should raise the level of discussion

    She says voting is not enough, people need to volunteer to help others

    Angelou: You will encounter defeats, but don't be defeated


    NEW YORK (CNN) -- At 80, Maya Angelou says her "knees are not all that swift and my lungs need some extra help but other than that, my desire to learn and to share, that has not abated."

    She shares what she's learned in an eventful life in her best-selling new book, "Letter to My Daughter." Angelou achieved fame for her autobiographical writing, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and her poetry.

    She read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Clinton's first inauguration. She was only the second poet invited to read at the swearing in of a new president.

    But her career has had many facets -- Angelou has been a singer, dancer, playwright, director and teacher.

    In 166 pages, "Letter to My Daughter" distills stories from Angelou's life into universal lessons. She writes about birth, life and death, about the ways people misunderstand each other and then transcend their conflict. She calls on national leaders to raise the country's spirit and on Americans to remember that this is the nation that defeated the Nazis and expanded people's freedom through the civil rights movement.

    "Politicians must set their aims for the high ground and according to our various leanings, Democratic, Republican, Independent, we will follow," she writes. "Politicians must be told if they continue to sink into the mud of obscenity, they will proceed alone."

    In an interview last week in her 1881 brownstone in Harlem, decorated in vibrant, bright colors, Angelou sat at the round table in her dining room, sipping coffee, as she talked about the election and her work.

    She supported Sen. Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic nomination and then backed Sen. Barack Obama once the primaries were over.

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