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Maya Angelou and Malcolm X

We recently added some commemorative Maya Angelou T-Shirts to the website to help our community of customers find items that will help them celebrate and remember the life of this powerful orator and civil rights activist. Her activism and the fact that she worked with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are not mentioned as frequently as her poetry or book writing skills but we must not allow this part of her life and service to mankind to be overlooked as we reflect upon her legacy.

We currently have a small quantity of cultural t-shirts featuring her image in both a Men's style and Ladies style. We hope to get more in stock soon so get yours while supplies last. Each t-shirt is made out of 100% cotton and currently the only color we have available is Black. Below you will find images of the t-shirts that we currently have available. Please click on the image to be taken to the product page where you can purchase the shirts.

Still I Rise: Maya Angelou Ladies T-ShirtStill I Rise: Maya Angelou Men's T-Shirt

As I personally reflect upon Maya's 86 years of life there are three quotes by her that have always resonated the most with me. I have listed them each below:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

(From the Book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain."

(From the Book: Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now)

“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.”

Such a brilliant and inspirational woman and I'm grateful that I was exposed to her writings at an early age but I never really fully embraced or understood the meaning behind the words until much later in life. Rest in Peace and Power Maya! We will miss you dearly.

 

Maya Angelou



Written by Marcus Cuttino — May 31, 2014

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