Responses to NYT columnist Charles Blow’s remembrance of Maya Angelou

Steve Ky.                                                                                                                                   When Maya was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, the primary event in her life seemed to be her discovery of a supporting Christianity. You remember her today and say NOthing of her religious experience?

JW                                                                                                                                              Maya was strong, but not strident. Take a cue, Steve.

Mark NW.     Seattle, Washington                                                                                          You fault Charles Blow because he didn’t say anything about Maya’s “discovery of a supporting Christianity”. So what? Charles Blow’s remembrance of May Angelou and what she meant to him was personal and powerful. He didn’t have an intention to proselytize – nor did Maya. I didn’t know about her Christianity from listening to and reading her. Whatever her spiritual beliefs, she never pushed them. Blow wrote a beautiful testimony of what Maya meant to him. It was complete and whole.

M. Dallas                                                                                                                                        Why does her religious experience matter? She wrote beautiful books and poems, giving voice to people whose lives had been passed over. It is in this capacity that Mr. Blow cared about her and interacted with her work. What does Maya Angelou’s religiosity have to do with anything?

Xtophers                                                                                                                                     Why don’t you write your own remembrance, and leave Blow to his?

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