Tammy S.: I remember him very well. I remember when he died a few years ago. It was sad for me. It reminded me of my grandmother (your great-grandmother [in-law]). She was a big fan of his. I think she met him one time. I was kinda young. Hard to remember all the stories.
He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.
Means was active in international issues of indigenous peoples, including working with groups in Central and South America, and with the United Nations for recognition of their rights. He was active in politics at his native Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and at the state and national level.
The following correspondence originally took place here, upon the Facebook page, “Maya Angelou“..
(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity)
Maya Angelou: Thursday, May 28, 2014, Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.
Guy B. Johnson
Rayn: “Works for the People” now walks among the ancestors… He will be greatly missed…
R.I.P. Russell Means (1939-2012) “I wanna be free. I want you to be free. A lot easier for me to be free if you’re free.” – Russell Means (Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Liberty Evolution“)
Jason R.: Yes he will
Jonas A.: A Native Warrior goes back to his Sky Father….
I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
R.I.P. Russell Means (1939-2012) “I wanna be free. I want you to be free. A lot easier for me to be free if you’re free.” – Russell Means (Artwork originally locatedhere, upon the Facebook page, “Liberty Evolution“)
“Works for the People” now walks among the ancestors… He will be greatly missed…