Subscribe Register Login

Monday, September 01, 2014, 2:32 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Flags lowered in honor of Maya Angelou

By Ashley Nerbovig

This article was published June 6, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

All state flags will be lowered to half-staff Saturday in honor of Maya Angelou, who died in May after a period of ill health.

Angelou, who moved to Stamps when she was 3 years old, became one of the state's most renowned authors and was known the world over as a voice for human rights, freedom, justice and peace.

Angelou — whose first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international recognition and acclaim — also became well known after she recited her poem On the Pulse of Morning for President Bill Clinton's inauguration.

Gov. Mike Beebe extended deepest sympathies for the family and loved ones of Angelou in the proclamation and declared the flags be flown at half-staff in memory of Angelou and as an "expression of public sorrow," according to the proclamation.

Comments on: Flags lowered in honor of Maya Angelou

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 total comments

DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... June 7, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

Flags at half-staff ?? Some what over kill yes?

( | suggest removal )

LSS says... June 8, 2014 at 8:22 a.m.

Flags at half staff for this???
- gave birth to her son just a few weeks after high school graduation. In her late teens, Angelou spent time working as both a prostitute and madam.
- in September 1960, she was deeply moved by the sight of Castro's exhuberantly warm public embrace of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in New York, where both men were attending a United Nations session. “The Russians were O.K.,” Angelou later reminisced. “Of course, Castro never had called himself white, so he was O.K. from the git.
- helping Malcolm X build his Organization of African American ... she lent her support to the convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther, ...

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Tax preparer

    Large Independent Tax Company is seeking F/T & P/TExperience...
    CONWAY, AR

  • Cnas all shifts

    2 on 2 off schedule Apply in person at Nursing and Rehab @ ...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Sanitation technicians

    earn egg-cellent pay Along with an excellent compensation pa...
    SILOAM SPRINGS, AR

  • Sped

    england school district is seeking a Certified Teacher willi...
    England, AR

  • Concrete cutters

    concrete cutters - Exp. a + will train. Drug screen & good d...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

Search 914 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online