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Maya Angelou on Courage

Maya Angelou on Courage

Just weeks before her death, our host Krista Tippett interviewed the great writer Dr. Maya Angelou. In audio from that interview, Maya Angelou remembers her encounter with W.E.B. Du Bois in Ghana — and offers some wisdom for upcoming generations:

“I would encourage young men and women, black and white and Asian and Spanish-speaking and all, to look at Dr. Du Bois and realize that courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can’t be consistently fair or kind or generous or forgiving any of those without courage.”

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