A — Maya Angelou- ‘’Letter to my daughter’’
Book published in 2009 by Penguin Random House
A message of national unity and hope from Maya Angelou(1928-2014) to all Americans
( Maya Angelou is a famous American poet, author and academic)
Chapter 21 — National Spirit
For the past four decades our national spirit and natural joy have ebbed. Our national expectations have diminished . Our hope for the future has waned to such a degree that we risk sneers and snorts of derision when we confess that we are hoping for bright tomorrows.
How have we come so late and lonely to this place? When did we relinquish our desire for a high moral ground to those who clutter our national landscape with vulgar accusations and gross speculations?
Are we not the same people who have fought a war in Europe to eradicate an Aryan threat to murder an entire race? Have we not worked , prayed, planned to create a better world? Are we not the citizens who struggled, marched, and went to jail to obliterate legalized racism from our country? Didn’t we dream of a country where freedom was in the national conscience and dignity was the goal?