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Residents braved the winter weather to come
out to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary
Art and attend a program honoring the legacy of
Maya Angelou on Feb. 19. The program was held
by the Department of Women's and Gender
Studies, the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake
Forest University and SECCA.
The event, which was opened by Angelou *s
pastor Dr. Serenus Chum, senior pastor of Mount
Zion Baptist Church, allowed Wake Forest
University faculty, staff and students, as well as
members of the Winston-Salem community, to
select and read poems by Angelou in English,
Spanish, Hungarian, Chinese and set to music.
Captions and Photos by Chanel Davis
A mural in honor of Maya Angelou was on display at the event.
WFU English Professor Melissa Jenkins, accompanied by her daughter
Jdclyn, 3, read from Angelou's "Letter to My Daughter." x
Angelou's pastor, Dr. Serenus T. Churn, Sr., pastor at Mount Zion Baptist
Church, shared his memories of her.
(L to R) Lynn Book, associate professor at WFU, performs poems to music played by alumni Grant Livesay and Charles Ramsey.
WFU alumnus Charles Ramsey performs at the event.
Above: Barbee Oakes, assistant provost for Diversity and Inclusion at
Wake Forest University, shares her memories of working with Angelou.
Left: Ed "Mr. Wake Forest" Wilson, professor emeritus of English and
provost emeritus of WFU, performed Angelou's "Life Doesn't Frighten