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  • Poet and novelist Maya Angelou addresses the audience at the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America -- Mobile Chapter 30th Anniversary Celebration program, Tuesday, Sept 12, 2006, in Mobile, Ala.

      Poet and novelist Maya Angelou addresses the audience at the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America -- Mobile Chapter 30th Anniversary Celebration program, Tuesday, Sept 12, 2006, in Mobile, Ala.
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  • Maya Angelou speaks at Elmhurst College on February 11, 1996. She spoke at the college as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Guest ship series.

      Maya Angelou speaks at Elmhurst College on February 11, 1996. She spoke at the college as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Guest ship series.
    Daily Herald file photo / 1996

  • Maya Angelou speaks at Elmhurst College on February 11, 1996. She spoke at the college as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Guest ship series.

      Maya Angelou speaks at Elmhurst College on February 11, 1996. She spoke at the college as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Guest ship series.
    Daily Herald file photo / 1996

  • BET honoree Maya Angelou speaks after receiving the Literary Arts Award during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

      BET honoree Maya Angelou speaks after receiving the Literary Arts Award during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
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  • U.S. first lady Betty Ford, third from right, poses with six other women who took part in the taping of the television special presentation of Ladies' Home Journal "Woman of the Year 1976" in New York City, Thursday, April 8, 1976. From left are, Betty Furness, Bettye Caldwell, Maya Angelou, singer Kate Smith, Ford, Dr. Annie D. Wauneka and Micki King.

      U.S. first lady Betty Ford, third from right, poses with six other women who took part in the taping of the television special presentation of Ladies' Home Journal "Woman of the Year 1976" in New York City, Thursday, April 8, 1976. From left are, Betty Furness, Bettye Caldwell, Maya Angelou, singer Kate Smith, Ford, Dr. Annie D. Wauneka and Micki King.
    Associated Press

  • first lady Michelle Obama listens while BET honoree Maya Angelou speaks during the BET Honors after receiving the Literary Arts Award, at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

      first lady Michelle Obama listens while BET honoree Maya Angelou speaks during the BET Honors after receiving the Literary Arts Award, at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, is framed in the center of a wreath as he listens to poet Maya Angelou perform a poem during the dedication ceremony for the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York, Friday Oct. 5, 2007. The ceremony came more than 16 years after the burial ground was rediscovered during excavations for a federal building in 1991.

      Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, is framed in the center of a wreath as he listens to poet Maya Angelou perform a poem during the dedication ceremony for the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York, Friday Oct. 5, 2007. The ceremony came more than 16 years after the burial ground was rediscovered during excavations for a federal building in 1991.
    Associated Press

  • Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns with author Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, April 18, 2008.

      Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns with author Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, April 18, 2008.
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  • Maya Angelou, poet in residence at Wake Forest University, talks about the poem she wrote for President Clinton's inauguration from her office in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sept. 16, 1996. Angelou will narrate the poem to music Saturday at the school.

      Maya Angelou, poet in residence at Wake Forest University, talks about the poem she wrote for President Clinton's inauguration from her office in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sept. 16, 1996. Angelou will narrate the poem to music Saturday at the school.
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  • Author Maya Angelou admires a blowup a of a Ghana postage stamp in her honor during a ceremony in Washington Thursday Nov. 13,1997. Twelve Black authors were honored on stamps from Ghana and Uganda to promote World Literacy. The stamps were designed by Gary Aagaard of Seattle.

      Author Maya Angelou admires a blowup a of a Ghana postage stamp in her honor during a ceremony in Washington Thursday Nov. 13,1997. Twelve Black authors were honored on stamps from Ghana and Uganda to promote World Literacy. The stamps were designed by Gary Aagaard of Seattle.
    Associated Press

  • Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou's personal papers, documenting decades of her literary career, have been acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.

      Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou's personal papers, documenting decades of her literary career, have been acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.
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  • President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.

      President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.
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  • President Barack Obama presents a Presidential Medal of Freedom to author and poet Maya Angelou during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.

      President Barack Obama presents a Presidential Medal of Freedom to author and poet Maya Angelou during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.
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  • Sen. Edward M. Kennedy shown with three of this year's six women in the field of communications who received the thirteenth annual Matrix Award from the New York Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. in New York on Monday, April 11, 1983. From left, the winners are: Jane Bryant Quinn, contributing editor, Newsweek and Woman's Day; Maya Angelou, author; and Mary McGrory, syndicated columnist, The Washington Post.

      Sen. Edward M. Kennedy shown with three of this year's six women in the field of communications who received the thirteenth annual Matrix Award from the New York Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. in New York on Monday, April 11, 1983. From left, the winners are: Jane Bryant Quinn, contributing editor, Newsweek and Woman's Day; Maya Angelou, author; and Mary McGrory, syndicated columnist, The Washington Post.
    Associated Press

  • Dr. Maya Angelou speaks on race relations at Congregation Bínai Israel and Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 16, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida.

      Dr. Maya Angelou speaks on race relations at Congregation Bínai Israel and Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 16, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida.
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  • Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington. Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.

      Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington. Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.
    Associated Press

  • Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.

      Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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  • Maya Angelou, left, and Oprah Winfrey share laughs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire.

      Maya Angelou, left, and Oprah Winfrey share laughs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire.
    Associated Press

  • A bouquet of flowers and a magazine showing Maya Angelou on the cover lies outside a gate at the home of Angelou in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday. She was 86.

      A bouquet of flowers and a magazine showing Maya Angelou on the cover lies outside a gate at the home of Angelou in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday. She was 86.
    Associated Press

  • In this April 18, 2008 file photo, then U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, speaks as poet Maya Angelou reacts during a campaign stop at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force onstage, screen and the printed page, has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.

      In this April 18, 2008 file photo, then U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, speaks as poet Maya Angelou reacts during a campaign stop at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force onstage, screen and the printed page, has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.
    Associated Press

  • Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, second left, poses with, from left, Jane Bryant Quinn, contributing editor, Newsweek and Woman's Day; Maya Angelou, author; and Mary McGrory, syndicated columnist, The Washington Post. The women are three of six who received the thirteenth annual Matrix Award from the New York Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.

      Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, second left, poses with, from left, Jane Bryant Quinn, contributing editor, Newsweek and Woman's Day; Maya Angelou, author; and Mary McGrory, syndicated columnist, The Washington Post. The women are three of six who received the thirteenth annual Matrix Award from the New York Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.
    Associated Press

  • Maya Angelou poses with a copy of her book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," in Los Angeles. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.

      Maya Angelou poses with a copy of her book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," in Los Angeles. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.
    Associated Press

  • Maya Angelou speaks onstage during the Democratic National Convention, in Boston. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.

      Maya Angelou speaks onstage during the Democratic National Convention, in Boston. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.
    Associated Press

 

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