A Celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou

April 4,1928 - May 28, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou

Monday, September 22nd, will be known as "Dr. Maya Angelou Day" as we re-dedicate Angelou School in her honor. Dignitaries, Elected Officials and Clergy from across the country will arrive to take part in this special day as we remember the original "Phenomenal Women", Dr. Maya Angelou.

Dr. Maya Angelou, Ms. Reese, Mrs. Taylor

On an unseasonably cold day, September 22, 1995, the Harvey-District 152 school building known as Ralph Waldo Emerson, formally changed its name to Maya Angelou Elementary School. Dr. Angelou greeted the staff and was humbled by the honor. (as pictured with Ms. Reese, then President of the School Board and Mrs. Taylor, then Principal)

All Harvey District 152 buildings are named after great poets. Maya Angelou School of Harvey, IL is one of two schools in the United States named after the poet, and we are honored to have known her and to be graced by her presence.

VIDEO NBC5 Chicago News - Making a Difference: Maya Angelou School Rededication


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