Maya Angelou made her way to Tallahassee Saturday 4-21-12 . As she spoke in culmination of FSU's 50th Anniversary of the Integration Commemoration.
"I am proud to be here," says Maya Angelou.
She's a woman that needs no introduction. With a career spanning more than four decades, the words of Maya Angelou have touched everyone from kings and presidents to now FSU students.
"Let us be courageous. Let us dare to say it's all right to admit human beings are more like than we are unlike," says Angelou.
It was that courageousness, Angelou credits with leading to diversity at FSU as she spoke at the school's 50th Anniversary of its integration. A daring possibility Angelou says that has opened up educational opportunities for thousands of students.
"To know that 50 years ago students weren't accepted at Florida State and to know that I as a black male at Florida State, was a student body vice president last year, it's inspiring," says FSU student Dayne Hutchinson.
"It's a small piece of history that without it, I wouldn't be here. So I think it makes you realize that diversity shouldn't be taken for granted. We are as successful as we are as a campus because of the diversity of our student body," says Rosalia Contreras.