Point Of View


Summer 2014

MAYA ANGELOU’s Point of View on Defeat:

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou was an award-winning American author and poet. She was known for her autobiographical work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and was respected as a spokesperson for women of color.


Maya Angelou’s Official Website

Photography by Sheri Whitko for

Design by Mina Darius


MAYA ANGELOU, We Are Family Foundation Third Annual Celebration Honoring Peter Gabriel, Dr. Maya Angelou and Daniel Crown, Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom, NYC,  April 18, 2005, Photography by Sheri Whitko for

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