Maya’s Angelou’s Son Guy Johnson Talks New Book And His Mother’s Legacy

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Guy Johnson is Dr. Maya Angelou’s only child. He hasn’t had the public profile that his mother did, but his moving eulogy to his mom was a highlight of her homegoing celebration. Johnson wants the world to know about his mother’s new book Rainbow In The Cloud The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou is out now and it’s a fitting tribute to Angelou’s work and life.

“What I tried to do,” Johnson says “is synthesize out of all her body of work as well as the things she tried to tell me when I was growing up that I did my best to ignore and put them in a book, because many of the things she tried to teach me were great lessons and I was just a hardheaded teenager.”

Despite his mother’s international fame and the respect of civil rights icons, heads of state and…

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