Twitter Users Honor Maya Angelou With #MayaTaughtMe

Twitter users influenced by the work of author, poet, and director Maya Angelou went online to give their thanks to the woman who helped them discover themselves

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Twitter users created the #MayaTaughtMe hashtag to share what they learned from the world-renowned poet. (Image Credit: York College)

On Wednesday, author, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, passed away in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86 years old.

Born Marguerite Johnson, Angelou’s works include seven autobiographies, more than a dozen books of poetry, and even two cookbooks, among countless other pieces of literature.

She has 50 honorary degrees, and served on two presidential committees. She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country, by President Barack Obama.

Her long and distinguished history of civil rights activism as well as her wisdom conveyed in her literature have inspired countless people to believe in themselves and achieve their potential.

Many people affected by Angelou’s work have taken to Twitter using theΒ #MayaTaughtMe hashtag to express their adoration and the influence she’s had on their lives.