This Viral Maya Angelou Video Has the Internet Questioning How to Address Elders


Maya Angelou passed away at age 86 in 2014. But if you had ever been given the opportunity to greet her, what would you have said? Option A: Hello, Ms. Angelouor Option B: Hello, Maya.

Well, according the late, great civil rights activist and poet, that should have been Ms. Angelou to you.

We have this answer thanks to a video that resurfaced over the weekend. In the clip, which according to Newsweek is from approximately 1990, a 14-year-old girl raises a question for Angelou about interracial dating. It seems innocent enough—until the girl addresses her as "Maya."

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