Michelle Obama's Speech at Maya Angelou's Memorial
The FLOTUS takes the stage at 1:50 and spends the next 12 minutes eulogizing her friend and all she gave to her, to black women and to the world. 'The first time I read “Phenomenal Woman” I was struck by how she celebrated black women’s beauty like no one had ever dared to before. Our curves, our stride, our strength, our grace. Her words were clever, and sassy. They were powerful and sexual and boastful. And in that one singular poem, Maya Angelou spoke to the essence of black women but she also graced us with an anthem for all women, a call for all of us to embrace our God-given beauty." Read the whole transcript here.