D'army Bailey met Angelou in 1981. He and his wife Adrienne from Big Brother's Big Sisters shared many events with Angelou.
Bailey recalls Angelouâs tenacity as a civil rights activist and her compassion as a friend. He says she was genuine in her concern for equality for all.
D'army Bailey says, "I'll miss not just my personal connection with Dr. Angelou but I think there's a hole in the spirit of our presence in this country and on this earth that will never be filled with Dr. Angelou's passing."
A private ceremony for Angelou will be held at the Wake Forest Chapel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Saturday.
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