Celebrate the Maya Way, the 14th annual fundraiser for Maya Angelou Schools, was held Tuesday evening at Historic Lincoln Theatre. Staff, students and partners came together to hear to legend Maya Angelou speak.
The 14th Annual Fundraiser for Maya Angelou Schools was held on Tuesday evening at Lincoln Center. Staff, students and partners came together to help raise funds and to listen to legend Maya Angelou speak.
Mayor Vincent Gray declared May 10 "Dr. Maya Angelou Day" in D.C.
VIP guests were excited to get an up-close view of the poet, writer and activist.
Dr. Angelou teased the mayor's
recent arrest as the result of a budget protest, but let the crowd know, "You should only go to jail when you're going for the right reasons."
Dr. Angelou shared with the audience how proud she was of the Maya Angelou Schools, which include MAPCS-Shaw High School and the Maya Angelou Academy at New Beginnings Youth Development Center.
"I love all children!" Angelou informed the crowd.
Angelou with Mayor Gray and "Celebrate the Maya Way!" leaders. The evening marked the 14th annual fundraiser for programs geared to help students move onto colleges and careers.
"I'm just happy to be here and to give back," Angelou said to an excited crowd.