Marona Amandla (1985-2013) A Memorial Website for Marona Amandla Leaura Graham-Bailey

On the passing of Nelson Mandela

On the passing of Nelson Mandela

Marona knew that her middle name Amandla symbolized the spirit of the embattled country, its people and its fierce leader, Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela visited Boston in 1990. In the crowded Madison Park High School in Roxbury, Marona, then 5, was keenly aware that she was meeting someone very important when she proudly announced her […]

Atlanta Area Memorial Gathering for Marona Amandla – Saturday, Aug 24
Atlanta Area Memorial Gathering for Marona Amandla - Saturday, Aug 24

The Atlanta Area Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the campus of Spelman College. It will be at Cosby Academic Center in Room LL32, located at 350 Spelman Lane in Atlanta, GA. For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms have been made available at the Hilton Atlanta.

On the passing of Nelson Mandela
On the passing of Nelson Mandela

Marona knew that her middle name Amandla symbolized the spirit of the embattled country, its people and its fierce leader, Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela visited Boston in 1990. In the crowded Madison Park High School in Roxbury, Marona, then 5, was keenly aware that she was meeting someone very important when she proudly announced her […]

Ann Arbor Area Memorial Gathering – Fri, Sep. 27
Ann Arbor Area Memorial Gathering - Fri, Sep. 27

Event Details Friday, September 27 — 2:00-5:00pm University of Michigan Alumni Center, Founders Room 200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor Click here for directions to the Alumni Center

Twitter Memorial Feed
Twitter Memorial Feed

RIP @MaronaAmandla Twitter Tribute Feed: #WeMissMarona #MaronaAmandla #MaronaMemorial

Video: Memorial Slideshow
Video: Memorial Slideshow

Photo slideshow for Marona Amandla (1985-2013). Presents pictures from childhood to her final days as a graduate student in psychology and women’s studies at University of Michigan. URL: http://vimeo.com/7302242 For more information: http://www.marona-amandla.com Updated 8/24

“Marona as Journalist” by Valerie Boyd
"Marona as Journalist" by Valerie Boyd

This statement was prepared by Valerie Boyd, Marona’s professor and mentor at the University of Georgia. I am—like all of you—sad to be here. But at the same time, I am also honored to be here to celebrate the remarkable life of a beloved student, classmate, friend, sister, granddaughter and daughter, Marona Graham-Bailey. At the […]

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My dearest Momo. I'm not sure where to begin or end. I'm thankful that I had the chance to get to know you, to call you friend, big sister even. I'll forever remember your smile, your contemplative moments, your sudden bursts of song, your laughter, your passion. Because of you I am better and will continue to walk forward in that pursuit. Occasionally, I'll have my own bursts, like the Brewster days: Ma-roooooo-naaaa! In other moments, I'll listen to a song and think of you. I heard this India.Arie song and it seemed like something you might like. "This Love" http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/radio/india-arie-this-love This love has been tested This love has been tried This love has been questioned Held to the fire It has faced stones, the wind and rain It has been thought to feel some pain This love has no doubts from certainty It has no patience in urgency It has it's haters, will have it's fans Will have it's freedom and it's demands But this love, hold it, hold it Never get rid of Hold it, hold it Oh, never get rid of Hold it This love We'll have glory, we'll have shame We'll be praised, it will blamed We'll have passion, we'll have it's purpose We'll have it's prize and it's all worth it At times we'll triumph, at times we'll fail It can be heaven, well, it can be hell It will right, it can be wrong For the rest of my life I'm gonna sing my song This love, hold it, hold it Never get rid of Hold it, hold it Oh, never get rid of Hold it This love This love, hold it, hold it Never get rid of Hold it, hold it Oh, never get rid of Hold it This love (James S. Walker)
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