They talked about the power and beauty of Angelou's poetry and the impact it had on their lives. The first lady said Angelou's works influenced her view of the world, and sustained her during political campaigns.
Oprah Winfrey called Maya Angelou her spiritual queen mother.
Winfrey says, “He was always there for me to be the rainbow and I'm here today to say thank you. To acknowledge to you all and to the world how powerful one life can be."
Oprah went on to say that Angelou was the greatest woman she ever met.
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