Just before I traveled to Ghana earlier this year, I reread her book, "All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes." It has always spoken to me because I love to travel, love meeting people and learning about their cultures. In this autobiography, Angelou writes about the years she lived in Ghana, where she did administrative work at a university in Accra, was a freelance journalist and also performed with Ghana's National Theatre. To read of her adventures in Ghana was energizing and added to the excitement I felt about my own trip. When I got to Ghana and spent two weeks traveling around the country, I imagined Angelou holding court in places I visited, or at her house with major African-American activists and intellectuals, such as Malcolm X, on their visits to Accra. I also had a hint of what she wrote in the book about feeling like an outsider at times in Ghana and not being fully embraced as a diasporan coming home to the Motherland.