Maya Angelou speaks at MVCC Wednesday, October 12, 2011, in Utica, NY. She opened her speech addressing the audience about the importance of education and those who have made sacrifices to make that education possible. She spoke about the parents and grandparents who may not have had an education, just to be able to provide their descendants with the opportunities available to them today. "Imagine" she said, "because of someone who paid for you, someone who may never even know what you look like."