During the event at the McEvoy Auditorium in the Donald W. Reynolds Center, a portrait of Angelou by Atlanta-based artist Ross Rossin was unveiled. Assisting Portrait Gallery director Kim Sajet and NMAfA director Johnnetta Cole in the unveiling was Angelou’s friend and protégé Oprah Winfrey. Guests in attendance included actress Cicely Tyson, activist Julian Bond, and former ambassador Andrew Young.
Full article is available on the National Portrait Gallery’s FaceToFace blog
After the unveiling Dr. Angelou and Dr. Cole engaged in a spirited conversation about courage, justice, birthdays and life. Please enjoy.