Death of Dr. Maya Angelou

April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014
Winston-Salem, North Carolina | Age 86

Poet, author dies at 86
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service will be held at Wake Forest University for poet and author Maya Angelou, who died last week.

Wake Forest says Angelou's family is holding a private service Saturday at the university's Wait Chapel.

Angelou died last Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem at age 86. She was known throughout the world as a literary pioneer and champion of civil rights and began teaching at Wake Forest in 1982, after...

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