9 Republicans Opposed Honor for Maya Angelou

March 3, 2016

Congress typically approves measures to name local post offices after people connected to a given locality. But as The Washington Post noted, nine House Republicans voted against a measure to name a post office in Winston-Salem, N.C., for Maya Angelou, the poet who lived there for many years while teaching at Wake Forest University. The lawmakers said they objected to Angelou's writings in the '60s, which included sympathetic words for Fidel Castro and Malcolm X.

+ -

Expand commentsHide comments  —   Join the conversation!

Opinions on Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U

Back to Top