Wednesday, October 27, 2010

☞ READ: Maya Angelou Donates Documents

Over 300 boxes of personal documents have been donated by Maya Angelou to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as reported by the associated press, via the Wall Street Journal today. The celebrated poet and writer's collection of notes, manuscripts and drafts also include letters received from James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X: LINK. What's not mentioned in the article is that Ms. Angelou is also one of the newer Harlem residents (since 2004) and owns a brownstone in the Mt. Morris Park Historic District in which she stays when visiting the city: LINK

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful gesture. I hope the publicity surrounding this will stimulate other African-American intellectuals to donate their papers, lettres, manuscripts & other documents to the Schomburg where they will be safe, well taken care of and open to future intellectuals endeavouring to enlighten us all.